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HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN), Republican Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $20,648.19

Average cost per trip - $2,064.82
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 297 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University Institute of Politics
Dates - December 14, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Spoke to freshmen congressmen
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $276.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost - $84.50
Total Cost - $381.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Agriculture Committee Planning Session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $20.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - January 5, 2000 - January 5, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Wilmington, NC

Purpose - Education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $838.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $848.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - October 12, 2001 - October 14, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Prayer and reflection at spiritual retreat.
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied. Meals included in lodging. Transport includes $49.98 car rental.

Travel Cost - $1,429.18
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,729.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Pheasant hunt. Fundraising for CSF.
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) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied. Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $6,694.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $10,137.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost - $644.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,707.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement for Safari Club International Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,467.00
Lodging Cost - $257.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,774.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hawk's Kay, FL

Purpose - as a co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's caucus, my presence was required at their annual meeting
Notes - spouse - Barbara Hayes

Travel Cost - $1,057.20
Lodging Cost - $685.74
Meal Cost - $249.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,992.44

Additional family members - Yes

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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.

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