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CHABOT, STEVE, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $31,209.56

Average cost per trip - $3,901.20
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 210 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $44.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $168.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $387.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $146.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $347.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - March 26, 2002 - March 28, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Germany

Purpose - to attend 19th annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar
Notes - no location indicated

Travel Cost - $785.50
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,192.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 21, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan - Japan

Purpose - To participate in international inter-parliamentary conference on Asian-Pacific security and meet with Taiwanese officials including President, VP, Premier Speaker and legislators, and to meet with Japanese ministers and legislators.
Notes - Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $6,469.00
Lodging Cost - $1,450.00
Meal Cost - $550.60
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $8,539.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - May 6, 2004 - May 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - meetings with United Nations officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $28.00
Lodging Cost - $208.00
Meal Cost - $100.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $336.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign, USA, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 3, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (13 days)
Location(s) - Lahore, Pakistan - Kotli Nunan, Pakistan - Islamibad, Pakistan - Muzzafarrabad, Pakistan - Bombay, India - Ahmedabad, India - New Delhi, India - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Pakistan/India portion: to meet and build relationships with local officials and NGO's particularly on human rights issues. Taiwan portion: speak at Asia-Pacific Security Interparliamentary Forum, meet with President, vice-president and prime minister
Notes - other: various transportation costs

Travel Cost - $5,053.42
Lodging Cost - $1,289.50
Meal Cost - $592.00
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $6,959.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chabot for Congress
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative members retreat
Notes - DC - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $113.40
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $304.47
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $882.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Project Interchange, American Jewish Committee
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Notes - Cincinnati - Chicago - Frankfort - Amman - Tel Aviv - Chicago

Travel Cost - $9,590.00
Lodging Cost - $1,722.00
Meal Cost - $420.00
Other Cost - $832.50
Total Cost - $12,564.50

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
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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.