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HOEKSTRA, PETER, Republican Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $25,194.95

Average cost per trip - $2,519.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 257 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Tech Net Massachusetts, Keane Inc
Dates - October 2, 2000 - October 2, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - discussion of 20 leading New England tech executives regarding issues impacting the new economy, Inc. internet taxation, trade, HIB Visas
Notes - additional expense is thank-you gift

Travel Cost - $1,138.52
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $65.58
Other Cost - $40.75
Total Cost - $1,244.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - January 9, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Accompanied by wife Diane Hoekstra

Travel Cost - $6,516.00
Lodging Cost - $1,546.00
Meal Cost - $872.00
Other Cost - $1,280.00
Total Cost - $10,214.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Policy
Dates - April 10, 2000 - April 12, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - orig had total in other so we moved

Travel Cost - $857.00
Lodging Cost - $262.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,419.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Constitutional Coalition, St. Louis, Mo.
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Grand Rapids, MI

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $579.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $594.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Foundry Society
Dates - November 23, 2000 - November 25, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - speak regarding workforce/labor issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $843.00
Lodging Cost - $730.64
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,648.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational purpose
Notes -

Travel Cost - $22.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $168.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $146.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $156.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Precision Metalforming Association
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 25, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speaking at Precision Metalforming Association 2003 Annual Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,054.50
Lodging Cost - $282.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,336.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 22, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $139.08
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $328.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - December 9, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan

Purpose - to build bridges of friendship between the leadership of the United States and Jordan
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,948.50
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $339.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,888.25

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.