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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 |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

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  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.