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CANTOR, ERIC, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $30,945.91

Average cost per trip - $2,063.06
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 213 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Republican Study Committee
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational - seminars/briefing
Notes - Transportation cost is for one day of parking

Travel Cost - $11.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $39.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other cost not specified

Travel Cost - $3,466.10
Lodging Cost - $1,011.89
Meal Cost - $695.65
Other Cost - $493.00
Total Cost - $5,666.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Spouse Diana Cantor and children Michael, Jenna and Evan accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Dates - January 27, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speak at a conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,282.00
Lodging Cost - $216.00
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,553.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Financial Services Roundtable
Dates - April 3, 2003 - April 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to Financial Services Roundtable conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,022.50
Lodging Cost - $400.03
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,422.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $3,412.91
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $465.75
Other Cost - $610.16
Total Cost - $5,632.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - January 12, 2003 - January 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speech on foreign affairs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $375.00
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $554.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Diana and three children accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,226.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - February 6, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $739.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $355.00
Total Cost - $1,214.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak at AIPAC dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,797.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,797.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - house leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Assn
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to their Legislative Liaison Advisory Conference
Notes - Richmond, VA - Naples, FL - Richmond, VA

Travel Cost - $950.29
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - ELC Retreat
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $389.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2005 - August 25, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Israel - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $4,676.06
Lodging Cost - $1,631.00
Meal Cost - $624.24
Other Cost - $34.12
Total Cost - $6,965.42

Additional family members - No

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Video games: New literacy for a complex world

Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

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