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CRENSHAW, ANDER M, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $110,838.26

Average cost per trip - $10,076.21
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 28 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 30, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia - Singapore

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Katharine Crenshaw accompanied

Travel Cost - $5,038.00
Lodging Cost - $1,612.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - August 26, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Katharine Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $27,000.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $27,640.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Katharine Crenshaw accompanied

Travel Cost - $702.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,242.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Kitty Crenshaw 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) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - to participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - spouse Katharine Crenshaw -- other includes ground transportation

Travel Cost - $11,624.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $16,424.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $5,146.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $8,396.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 18, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $5,767.80
Lodging Cost - $1,568.00
Meal Cost - $3,040.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $10,425.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 8, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To gather with government and business leaders to discuss public policy issues that affect relations between the US and the host country
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $8,757.26
Lodging Cost - $974.09
Meal Cost - $962.90
Other Cost - $323.63
Total Cost - $11,017.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 4, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - London, England

Purpose - To tour energy facilities and ministries in Italy
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,963.00
Lodging Cost - $2,264.90
Meal Cost - $4,404.26
Other Cost - $1,261.00
Total Cost - $10,893.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Katharine Crenshaw, spouse-lodging expense combined-other expenses ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,333.72
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,776.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Jacksonville, FL - Istanbul, Turkey Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,220.70
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,870.70

Additional family members - Yes

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science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
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    Is school funding fair?

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