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COX, CHRISTOPHER, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $9,275.22

Average cost per trip - $772.94
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 440 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - COMDEX
Dates - April 19, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participate in Congressional Roundtable discussion (speech) 2000 COMDEX Spring Conference and Trade Show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $683.58
Lodging Cost - $353.42
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,062.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Freedom House
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - Observation of Russian presidential election
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,048.20
Lodging Cost - $472.49
Meal Cost - $18.75
Other Cost - $16.43
Total Cost - $1,555.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - UCI CEO Roundtable
Dates - May 5, 2000 - May 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Address (speech) group to discuss current Orange County Issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - 2001 Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Rebecca Cox accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $92.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $102.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - educational retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $133.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $210.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 30, 2002 - February 1, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - educational retreat
Notes - lodging includes meals. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $495.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $165.00
Total Cost - $660.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Retreat
Notes - Spouse Rebecca and three children accompanied. Meals included in lodging

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 22, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Conservation Members Retreat
Notes - Did not stay overnight

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $135.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $135.74

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Elected 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) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - To examine issues relevant to the Committee's responsibilities and, in the process, improve the working environment of the Committee and the working relationship
Notes - Washington, DC - Queenstown, MD (Wye River Conference Center) - and return

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    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).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.