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BUYER, STEVE, Republican Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $25,171.83

Average cost per trip - $2,796.87
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 258 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
Dates - August 21, 2001 - August 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speaking engagement at 102nd National Convention
Notes - Airfare is between IND - MKC (or E) - IND

Travel Cost - $269.00
Lodging Cost - $113.46
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $382.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speak at the Futures Industry Association's 26th Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,438.43
Lodging Cost - $1,493.99
Meal Cost - $186.68
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,119.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Guidant Corporation
Dates - February 4, 2002 - February 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - speak to a hospital CEO forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $42.00
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $316.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC
Dates - March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Town hall meeting on The Today Show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $561.00
Lodging Cost - $249.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $810.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association, Large Public Power Council
Dates - January 7, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Learn about new technology at annual trade show, including Indian companies such as Thompson Consumer Electronics. Official part of trip was paid for by House Energy and Commerce Committee and is not reflected in the amounts below.
Notes - spouse, Joni Buyer

Travel Cost - $620.00
Lodging Cost - $1,216.00
Meal Cost - $460.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,296.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA - Santa Fe, NM - San Diego, CA

Purpose - learn about the challenges facing railroad industry and participated in a panel discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,104.80
Lodging Cost - $323.77
Meal Cost - $142.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,570.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Santa Fe, NM - San Diego, CA

Purpose - learn about railroad industry and participate in legislative conference.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $60.00
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $460.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,498.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Indianapolis - Miami - Indianapolis This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - July 3, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Munich, Germany

Purpose - Parliamentary exchange with Members of the German Bundestag with Members of Congress
Notes - Indianapolis, IN - Berlin / Berlin - Munich / Munich - Washington, DC (SB) and Munich - Indianapolis, IN (JB) Including spouse

Travel Cost - $12,852.40
Lodging Cost - $1,926.00
Meal Cost - $401.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,179.44

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

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    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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  • 05.28.15

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    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?