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FLETCHER, ERNIE, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $49,404.30

Average cost per trip - $4,117.03
Total number of days spent traveling - 53 days
Rank of representative - 127 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,507.20
Lodging Cost - $1,258.90
Meal Cost - $870.64
Other Cost - $79.90
Total Cost - $3,716.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Medical Association
Dates - March 26, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - National Leadership Development Conference panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,355.50
Lodging Cost - $223.88
Meal Cost - $92.10
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,671.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business and Industry PAC, National Assn of Business PACs
Dates - November 16, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to both groups regarding 107th Congress
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied; note: Groups had incomplete data and some that needed clarification. Will file amendment if needed after report final details.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,120.00
Lodging Cost - $866.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $3,416.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Healthcare conference
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified. 1/8 through 1/10 at own expense.

Travel Cost - $1,870.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $990.72
Other Cost - $89.90
Total Cost - $4,260.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Manufacturers
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Speaker/participant at annual meeting for business associations.
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified. Transport to/from airport included in transport cost.

Travel Cost - $910.00
Lodging Cost - $782.00
Meal Cost - $608.00
Other Cost - $17.22
Total Cost - $2,317.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Horse Council
Dates - October 26, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Horse breeding educational session
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied.

Travel Cost - $539.50
Lodging Cost - $785.42
Meal Cost - $726.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,050.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Roundtable discussion of Farm Bill and event for Foundation
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $285.72
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost - $195.00
Total Cost - $591.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic conference.
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,539.84
Lodging Cost - $2,310.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $8,076.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $5,977.32
Lodging Cost - $2,023.70
Meal Cost - $1,391.30
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $10,378.32

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 Retreat
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - listening tour and healthcare forum
Notes - spouse Glenna Fletcher

Travel Cost - $7,158.76
Lodging Cost - $996.36
Meal Cost - $1,308.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,464.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Dates - May 4, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - 51st annual convention -- educational meetings and exposition
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,479.38
Lodging Cost - $687.20
Meal Cost - $93.43
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,260.01

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.