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CULBERSON, JOHN, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $11,236.48

Average cost per trip - $1,872.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 413 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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 - Spouse Belinda and child Caroline accompanied. Meals included in lodging

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 22, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Educational - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Other cost audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $11.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $106.61
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $306.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $235.07
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $775.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 11, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Speak on panel - homeland security and immigration
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $433.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $433.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Intl Economic Cooperation Assn
Dates - November 28, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Learn about Taiwan's defense needs and the trade relationship between Taiwan and America (especially Houston)
Notes - Washington, DC - Taipei, Taiwan - Houston, TX

Travel Cost - $6,800.00
Lodging Cost - $850.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legislative Exchange Council
Dates - August 3, 2005 - August 6, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Speaking / leading a panel discussion on state autonomy under the 10th Amendment
Notes - Houston, TX - Dallas - Houston, TX Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $126.00
Meal Cost - $210.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $336.00

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

    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.