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DAVIS, THOMAS M III, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $24,564.12

Average cost per trip - $2,047.01
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 264 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 5, 2000 - January 8, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - consumer electronics product - education/IT speeches and panels
Notes -

Travel Cost - $423.38
Lodging Cost - $1,016.93
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,615.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tech Net Massachusetts, Keane Inc
Dates - October 2, 2000 - October 2, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - discussion w/20 leading New England technology executives
Notes - Other expenses are thank you gift

Travel Cost - $638.51
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $65.58
Other Cost - $40.75
Total Cost - $744.84

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Dates - November 29, 2000 - November 29, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - inauguration of Mexican President -- meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republicans Abroad
Dates - November 2, 2001 - November 5, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Costa Rica

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Child Carlton Davis accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,220.00
Lodging Cost - $435.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,055.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Hellenic American Congress
Dates - August 26, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Greece

Purpose - Fact finding, International affairs/trade
Notes - Child Carlton Davis accompanied

Travel Cost - $6,398.84
Lodging Cost - $250.32
Meal Cost - $680.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,329.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 9, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Tour Consumer Electronics Show, second largest technology trade show
Notes - Child Carlton Davis accompanied

Travel Cost - $289.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $339.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Panama Business Council, Greater America Business Coalition
Dates - May 28, 2001 - May 31, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Panama - El Salvador

Purpose - Fact finding, telecom issues, earthquake damage
Notes - Daughter Pamela Davis accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,000.00
Lodging Cost - $960.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,960.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's International Economic Forum
Dates - May 25, 2002 - May 30, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Egypt

Purpose - guest speaker at economic forum
Notes - Child Carlton Davis accompanied.

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,200.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - February 9, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - address ABA legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $450.31
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $570.31

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Committee on Homeland Security Retreat
Notes - DC area - Aspen Wye River Conference Center, Queenstown, MD - DC area

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - RSA Security Inc
Dates - November 4, 2004 - November 6, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Barcelona, Spain This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 7, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Las Vegas - Washington, DC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No

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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.