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DEFAZIO, PETER A, Democratic Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $28,215.68

Average cost per trip - $3,526.96
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 230 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Dates - August 11, 2000 - August 17, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - fact finding tour of Tongass Ntl Forest
Notes - Accompanied by wife Myrnie Daut

Travel Cost - $1,069.90
Lodging Cost - $1,117.98
Meal Cost - $1,020.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,207.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - AAR's Legislative Conference
Notes - Other costs are rental car

Travel Cost - $2,318.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $760.00
Other Cost - $139.93
Total Cost - $4,417.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Maui, HI

Purpose - Aviation Issues conference, discussion with industry
Notes - Spouse Myrnie Daut accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,600.00
Lodging Cost - $807.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,257.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - discussion of current aviation issues
Notes - Other costs are for parking. Transportation costs are for round trip first class.

Travel Cost - $4,958.84
Lodging Cost - $824.48
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $36.00
Total Cost - $6,319.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aviation Safety Alliance
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - discussion of aviation security post September 11
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,640.00
Lodging Cost - $477.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,217.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, National Audobon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society
Dates - June 28, 2003 - July 2, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Oil Drilling, Energy and Wilderness Issues
Notes - Spouse Myrnie Daut accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,292.58
Lodging Cost - $324.00
Meal Cost - $285.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,902.08

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-New Zealand Council
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 23, 2003 (14 days)
Location(s) - New Zealand

Purpose - US-NZ trade issues
Notes - Other expenses breakdown: sight seeing flight over Milford Sound - $140; departure tax - $12.50; gratuities for baggage handlers - $7.50; escort/information staff from travel agent - $50

Travel Cost - $1,285.50
Lodging Cost - $1,145.00
Meal Cost - $105.50
Other Cost - $210.00
Total Cost - $2,746.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Air Traffic Controllers Assn
Dates - September 10, 2004 - September 11, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Spoke to NATCA Conference
Notes - [location listed on personal financial disclosure statement]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $117.17
Meal Cost - $31.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $148.47

Additional family members - No

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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    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.
  • 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.