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BORSKI, ROBERT A, Democratic Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $14,499.31

Average cost per trip - $2,899.86
Total number of days spent traveling - 24 days
Rank of representative - 371 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Ice Cream Vendors
Dates - November 8, 2000 - November 11, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Guest speaker and attendee to conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Karen Borski

Travel Cost - $907.90
Lodging Cost - $726.00
Meal Cost - $140.41
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $1,814.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads, Burlington Northern & Sante Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Casper, WY - Cody, WY - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Attend the AAR Legislative Conference
Notes - Spouse Karen Borski accompanied. Transportation cost includes train and other

Travel Cost - $5,642.00
Lodging Cost - $784.00
Meal Cost - $654.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,080.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - June 13, 2001 - June 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Point, NY

Purpose - Attend the Cooperstown Conference on legislative and regulatory issues facing the rail industry
Notes - Spouse Karen Borski accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $50.00
Lodging Cost - $645.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $695.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - DRS Technologies, Inc.
Dates - May 31, 2002 - June 3, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Farmington, PA

Purpose - conference on legislative/regulatory issues affecting DRS and its employees
Notes - spouse Karen Borski

Travel Cost - $218.00
Lodging Cost - $1,542.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,960.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Atofina Chemicals, Inc.
Dates - April 2, 2002 - April 9, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - attend conferences with Atofina execs to discuss legislative and regulatory issues affecting company in U.S. and Europe
Notes - spouse Karen Borski

Travel Cost - $1,308.00
Lodging Cost - $1,242.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,950.00

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.