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CAPPS, LOIS G, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $35,683.85

Average cost per trip - $2,099.05
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 182 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Bangalore, India - New Delhi, India

Purpose - Fact finding on US- India relations and bilateral trade
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost. Member estimates 25% to be meal costs

Travel Cost - $6,682.00
Lodging Cost - $2,024.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,706.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Lutheran University
Dates - May 26, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,460.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,460.50

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Strengthen bipartisanship in the House
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding about U.S. capital markets and international development issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $335.00
Lodging Cost - $378.21
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $851.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
Dates - February 28, 2002 - March 1, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN

Purpose - speech about current issues before Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,751.00
Lodging Cost - $156.38
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,907.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Dates - September 21, 2002 - September 21, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - receipt of honorary degree and speech
Notes - dates at person expense 9/19-9/20

Travel Cost - $277.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $277.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Potomac, MD

Purpose - Retreat and discussion with Thich Nhat Hanh
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $196.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $221.00

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 - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $888.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Prayer, Politics, and Reconciliation Retreat
Notes - Child Laura Capps accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $398.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - UCLA School of Nursing
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $58.00
Lodging Cost - $170.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $288.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Geneva, Switzerland

Purpose - observe the signing of the "Geneva Accord" peace agreement between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Meet with officials from other governments concerning U.S. role in Middle East peacemaking
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,120.25
Lodging Cost - $363.62
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,483.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Dates - January 9, 2003 - January 16, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - fact-finding in Israel and the West Bank
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,624.00
Lodging Cost - $1,225.00
Meal Cost - $229.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,078.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale University School of Nursing
Dates - June 4, 2003 - June 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Haven, CT

Purpose - speech on Nursing and Public Policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $933.00
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,032.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 23, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - congressional retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $105.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $105.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - bi-partisan California Delegation Retreat
Notes - other-misc. entertainment

Travel Cost - $198.93
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $358.43
Other Cost - $20.37
Total Cost - $977.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Democratic Institute
Dates - January 4, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel - Palestine

Purpose - Monitoring the Palestinian Presidential Election
Notes - Washington DC - Israel and Palestine - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,848.00
Lodging Cost - $558.00
Meal Cost - $311.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,717.00

Additional family members -


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 1, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Kaktovik, AK

Purpose - Fact-finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling, energy, and wilderness issues
Notes - Portland, OR - Fairbanks, AK - Arctic Village, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Kaktovik - Fairbanks - Santa Barbara, CA

Travel Cost - $2,119.00
Lodging Cost - $290.00
Meal Cost - $97.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,506.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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.