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DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $92,246.76

Average cost per trip - $4,855.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 89 days
Rank of representative - 42 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speak
Notes - Accompanied by wife Lynn Duncan. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,494.98
Lodging Cost - $5,053.96
Meal Cost - $1,087.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,636.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - legislative conference/panel discussion
Notes - Accompanied by child Zane Duncan

Travel Cost - $3,100.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,330.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - speaking/participation in Transatlantic conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,750.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Notes - Wife Lynn duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,394.00
Lodging Cost - $2,573.70
Meal Cost - $1,319.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,286.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - La Jolla, CA

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions - Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Notes - Wife Lynn Duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,418.20
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,316.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cody, WY

Purpose - Participate in fact finding mission
Notes - Child Zane Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,498.60
Lodging Cost - $64.28
Meal Cost - $174.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,736.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speak at meeting
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $394.68
Lodging Cost - $3,472.26
Meal Cost - $518.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,384.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions at legislative conference
Notes - Child Zane Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,085.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,285.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Maui, HI

Purpose - Participation in aviation panels.
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,800.00
Lodging Cost - $980.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,630.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat - participate in plenary sessions and discussions on governing
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - speak during legislative conference
Notes - spouse Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $2,498.00
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $830.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,468.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - legislative conference/participation in panel discussion
Notes - spouse Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $4,976.96
Lodging Cost - $1,236.72
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,213.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,600.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $5,250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kamuala, HI

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $507.19
Meal Cost - $178.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $685.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Participate in panel discussions on transportation issues 'Association of American Railroads Conference,
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,210.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,034.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,119.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 8, 2005 - January 13, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - Participating in Panel Discussions and Meetings
Notes - Knoxville, TN - Kona, HI - Knoxville, TN

Travel Cost - $5,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,340.00
Meal Cost - $1,250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,590.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Trucking Assn
Dates - September 26, 2004 - September 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Panama City, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at their annual convention
Notes - Knoxville, TN - Panama City, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $921.50
Lodging Cost - $141.26
Meal Cost - $59.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,122.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Inc
Dates - May 28, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions
Notes - Washington, DC - While Sulphur Springs, WV - Knoxville, TN Including spouse. [amended 8/29/05]

Travel Cost - $779.60
Lodging Cost - $891.45
Meal Cost - $409.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,080.57

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Congressional fact finding train trip
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle, WA - Washington, DC. [Amended 7/21 to show child included]

Travel Cost - $3,374.70
Lodging Cost - $609.20
Meal Cost - $427.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,411.60

Additional family members - Yes

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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.