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GRANGER, KAY N, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $31,536.75

Average cost per trip - $3,942.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 206 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads, Burlington Northern & Sante Fe
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Speech at their annual legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,434.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $2,704.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 25, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - ????
Notes - No purpose stated

Travel Cost - $3,150.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2001 - August 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Educational conference
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $373.00
Lodging Cost - $1,043.16
Meal Cost - $302.66
Other Cost - $157.68
Total Cost - $1,876.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Associations
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - inaugural visit by Turkish Caucus
Notes - John Dean Granger accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,005.00
Lodging Cost - $960.00
Meal Cost - $402.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,367.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Radio Shack
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - To view, and do fact finding, on a community development project in Vancouver that is similar to a developing project in Fort Worth
Notes - Radio Shack paid for the airfare - member personally covered other expenses.

Travel Cost - $2,680.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,680.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Attend Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference and NRCC Retreat
Notes - Ft Worth - Orlando - Scottsdale - Ft Worth $550 Lodging & Registration Paid by Campaign

Travel Cost - $2,697.00
Lodging Cost - $461.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost - $550.00
Total Cost - $3,878.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Attend Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Notes - Ft Worth - Orlando - Ft Worth

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $461.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $631.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed
Dates - July 8, 2004 - July 8, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Fort Worth - DC 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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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

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  • 10.14.14

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