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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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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?