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BURGESS, MICHAEL C DR, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $8,420.75

Average cost per trip - $765.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 450 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American College of Surgeons
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To address the American College of Surgeons' Board of Governors on health policy.
Notes - Other costs are for taxi.

Travel Cost - $535.00
Lodging Cost - $273.46
Meal Cost - $83.49
Other Cost - $110.00
Total Cost - $1,001.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dates - November 15, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - To address members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on health policy
Notes - Other costs are for car service to and from airports

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $86.96
Other Cost - $218.00
Total Cost - $654.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - conservative members retreat in Cambridge, MD-educational
Notes - other-phones, faxes, business center usage

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.17
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 3, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative members retreat
Notes - Capitol - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $64.12
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $391.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - TXU Energy
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fairfield, TX

Purpose - Tour of the Big Brown Power Plant in Fairfield, TX
Notes - Dallas - Fairfield, TX - Dallas

Travel Cost - $735.38
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Xelon
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Burgess speaking engagement at Xelon Conference
Notes - DFW - San Diego - DFW. [Amended to change year] (Dallas - San Diego - Dallas)

Travel Cost - $434.70
Lodging Cost - $358.02
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $952.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Galveston County Medical Society
Dates - January 24, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Galveston, TX

Purpose - Speak at Galveston County Medical Society Annual Installation of Officers
Notes - DFW - Galveston - DFW (Dallas - Galveston - Dallas)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $217.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $217.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boustany for Congress
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 19, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose - Speak at Boustany for Congress Event
Notes - Dallas - Baton Rouge - Dallas

Travel Cost - $216.70
Lodging Cost - $117.52
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $334.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 12, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Meeting with the German Parliament - Bundestag
Notes - Laura Lee Burgess: DFW - Miami / Miami - DFW Michael C Burgess, MD: DCA - Miami / Miami - DFW Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,148.00
Lodging Cost - $775.00
Meal Cost - $512.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,435.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Dates - June 19, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement and acceptance of Legislator of the Year award
Notes - DFW (Dallas/Ft Worth) - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $514.90
Lodging Cost - $176.96
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $691.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michael Burgess
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 16, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - To assess the damage to New Orleans hospitals in order to identify the needs of the hospital staffs, administrations, and patients for immediate and future reconstruction
Notes - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - New Orleans, LA - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Congressman Burgess paid for his roundtrip flights. He stayed at the home of a doctor, Mark McGinnus, in Harvey, Louisiana who also served him dinner (grilled hamburgers).

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $315.00

Additional family members - No

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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.