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DELAY, THOMAS DALE, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $108,566.48

Average cost per trip - $6,386.26
Total number of days spent traveling - 67 days
Rank of representative - 30 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Center for Public Policy Research
Dates - May 25, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - England

Purpose - educational
Notes - Accompanied by wife Christine DeLay. Location listed as Great Britain.

Travel Cost - $20,266.00
Lodging Cost - $3,840.00
Meal Cost - $4,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $28,106.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 30, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia - Singapore

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied

Travel Cost - $6,232.00
Lodging Cost - $1,796.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,428.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - August 25, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $27,000.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $28,000.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied

Travel Cost - $702.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,242.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - speak at national conference on transportation security issues in Kona
Notes - Jan. 10-14 at personal expense. Kona, HI - Vail, CO

Travel Cost - $4,642.80
Lodging Cost - $824.48
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,967.28

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - ELC Retreat (House Elected Leadership Retreat)
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $113.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $190.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Restoration weekend
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,042.00
Lodging Cost - $516.00
Meal Cost - $468.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,026.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Notes - Transport cost paid for by eBay, a participant in the summit

Travel Cost - $968.00
Lodging Cost - $960.50
Meal Cost - $290.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,218.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 29, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - IDT Inc.
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - AIPAC policy speech at event honoring Howard Jonas, chairman of IDT, Inc
Notes - transportation was a charter and it was roundtrip

Travel Cost - $3,595.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,595.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - House leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Richmond, VA

Purpose - Bicameral Leadership Retreat
Notes - Houston - Richmond - Houston

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $389.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes - Houston - Phoenix [assumed city]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - 19th Annual Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - Phoenix - Kona - Houston

Travel Cost - $8,020.50
Lodging Cost - $914.72
Meal Cost - $876.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,811.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Barbara Sinatra Children's Center
Dates - February 12, 2004 - February 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Palm Springs, CA - Houston 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


Sponsor(s) - DeLay Foundation for Kids
Dates - April 3, 2004 - April 6, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Houston - Miami - Houston 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


Sponsor(s) - FOX News Sunday
Dates - October 1, 2005 - October 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Officially connected travel
Notes - Sugar Land, TX - Washington, DC - Sugar Land, TX

Travel Cost - $13,998.55
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,998.55

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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.