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CARSON, BRAD, Democratic Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $37,077.77

Average cost per trip - $6,179.63
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 172 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 26, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Julie Carson accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,005.20
Lodging Cost - $1,277.86
Meal Cost - $941.30
Other Cost - $1,988.00
Total Cost - $11,212.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Health Policy conference
Notes - Spouse Julie Carson accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $956.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $759.14
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,069.59

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 29, 2002 - June 30, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sioux Falls, SD

Purpose - to accept 2002 Ten Outstanding Young American Award
Notes - spouse Julie Carson

Travel Cost - $2,599.00
Lodging Cost - $61.04
Meal Cost - $90.04
Other Cost - $118.20
Total Cost - $2,868.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes - spouse Julie Carson

Travel Cost - $1,217.50
Lodging Cost - $1,337.27
Meal Cost - $883.54
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,483.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Spouse Julie Carson accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,228.20
Lodging Cost - $2,850.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,878.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - to participate in a conference on U.S. China relations
Notes - spouse, Julie Carson, other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,091.08
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,566.08

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

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  • 10.14.14

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    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
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    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

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