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ETHERIDGE, BOB, Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $51,916.51

Average cost per trip - $5,768.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 120 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Child Brian Etheridge accompanied. NB - Member paid $500 toward cost of trip.

Travel Cost - $1,442.00
Lodging Cost - $428.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,170.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - March 27, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Legislative update to company employees.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $339.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $3.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $342.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan Center for International Exchange
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse Faye Etheridge

Travel Cost - $15,039.81
Lodging Cost - $1,325.01
Meal Cost - $1,400.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,764.83

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to Spanish nuclear facilities
Notes - Spouse Faye Etheridge accompanied

Travel Cost - $12,198.00
Lodging Cost - $1,160.00
Meal Cost - $1,266.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,624.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Educational (visit to Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,389.27
Lodging Cost - $216.75
Meal Cost - $261.20
Other Cost - $92.26
Total Cost - $1,959.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Conference on education reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,232.40
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,972.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - with spouse Faye Etheridge

Travel Cost - $3,458.02
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,078.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Participate in "Washington Outlook" panel on 3/19 9 am - 11 am Futures Industry Association Conference
Notes - No date stamp from the Office of the Clerk US House of Representatives. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $870.10
Lodging Cost - $490.62
Meal Cost - $176.27
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,536.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 19, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Town hall to discuss importance of Social Security to rural Americans
Notes - Raleigh - Louisville - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $349.29
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $468.29

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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