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DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $15,075.05

Average cost per trip - $1,884.38
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 361 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Retailers Association for Massachusetts
Dates - July 15, 2000 - July 15, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Martha's Vineyard, MA

Purpose - 2000 Eastern NASRAI Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $460.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $495.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - USA Rice
Dates - April 10, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Promotion of trade
Notes - Other costs are for departure tax ($50 - Miami; $20 - Havana)

Travel Cost - $445.00
Lodging Cost - $579.00
Meal Cost - $107.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $1,201.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement, conference participant
Notes - Other costs are for airport car service

Travel Cost - $547.50
Lodging Cost - $1,404.21
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $225.80
Total Cost - $2,177.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 21, 2003 - January 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Explore opportunities for US business and fact finding mission
Notes - Other costs are for airport tax

Travel Cost - $349.00
Lodging Cost - $310.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $10.00
Total Cost - $869.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Investigate opportunities for US business
Notes - Other costs are for airport tax - Havana

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,116.00
Meal Cost - $133.68
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $2,051.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Dates - February 4, 2004 - February 6, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Guatemala

Purpose - Fact-finding trip related to adoption
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,360.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Intl Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - To evaluate US relations with the European Union, Germany, and France, and to discuss trade, security, and economic issues.
Notes - Boston - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Boston

Travel Cost - $3,377.20
Lodging Cost - $894.00
Meal Cost - $650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,921.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - NYC - Key Largo - Boston 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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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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