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HALL, TONY P, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $34,964.53

Average cost per trip - $3,496.45
Total number of days spent traveling - 50 days
Rank of representative - 184 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Diamond Dealers Club of New York
Dates - July 13, 2000 - July 17, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Antwerp, Belgium

Purpose - Deliver opening address to World Diamond Congress, fact finding, participation related to legislation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,002.20
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $64.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,791.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of the Nations, International Foundation
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - Meetings with officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Notes - Spouse Janet accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,604.50
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,454.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Greater Lake Country Food Bank
Dates - April 1, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN

Purpose - Speak at 20th anniversary dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $418.50
Lodging Cost - $84.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $502.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - April 10, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (13 days)
Location(s) - Beirut, Lebanon

Purpose - Meetings with government officials, outreach, and other National Prayer Breakfast activities.
Notes - Spouse Janet Hall accompanied.

Travel Cost - $11,480.36
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,480.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bermuda Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Committee
Dates - November 15, 2001 - November 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Bermuda

Purpose - Speak at a Parliamentary prayer breakfast and other related meetings.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $366.84
Lodging Cost - $360.99
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $877.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Participate in a conference on US policy toward Cuba.
Notes - Spouse Janet Hall accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,268.20
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $1,650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,273.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - San Diego Community Prayer Breakfast Foundation
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speak at Prayer Breakfast
Notes - Spouse Janet Hall accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,542.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,642.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Attend Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Janet Hall 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) - Westchester County Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Plains, NY

Purpose - Speak at Prayer Breakfast
Notes -

Travel Cost - $597.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $48.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $645.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Denison University
Dates - May 11, 2002 - May 12, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Granville, OH

Purpose - Speak at commencement
Notes - spouse Janet Hall accompanied.

Travel Cost - $705.15
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $104.00
Other Cost - $160.95
Total Cost - $1,095.10

Additional family members - Yes

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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.

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