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BURTON, DANNY L, Republican Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $30,551.50

Average cost per trip - $4,364.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 218 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Medical Interventions for Autism
Dates - April 9, 2000 - April 9, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $337.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $337.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Dates - January 27, 2000 - January 28, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,305.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $5.00
Total Cost - $1,510.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Diversified Collection Services Inc.
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 20, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding and tour facility
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,332.00
Lodging Cost - $633.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,165.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cancer Treatment Centers
Dates - October 9, 2003 - October 10, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Keynote speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,460.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,460.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Nutritional Food Association
Dates - June 27, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Keynote address to convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,479.50
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,079.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - December 6, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (13 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - official visit with Pres./Am. Institute/and government and business leaders.
Notes - other-none disclosed - trip dates say 12/6-12 and 12/17-18

Travel Cost - $5,500.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $7,250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Int'l Economic Cooperation Assn (CIECA)
Dates - October 19, 2004 - October 28, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Washington, DC - Taipei, Taiwan - Washington, DC. Trip dates listed as "October 19-23, 27-28, 2004" Dates of Travel: October 19-23, 27-28, 2004

Travel Cost - $5,000.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,750.00

Additional family members - No

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The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

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