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HOLDEN, TIM, Democratic Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $12,136.78

Average cost per trip - $3,034.20
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 404 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - New York Mercantile Exchange
Dates - June 22, 2001 - June 22, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Discuss energy functions of exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost - $328.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $438.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Counties
Dates - July 13, 2001 - July 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Clair, PA

Purpose - Address the Transportation Steering Committee of NACo
Notes - Spouse Gwen Holden accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $229.42
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $229.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads, Burlington Northern & Sante Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Casper, WY - Cody, WY - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Attend the AAR legislative conference.
Notes - Spouse Gwen Holden accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,712.28
Lodging Cost - $784.28
Meal Cost - $654.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,150.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Railroads
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - To provide a comprehensive overview of the condition of the railroads and an examination of current transportation policy issues
Notes - Harrisburg, PA - Florida - Harrisburg, PA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,714.80
Lodging Cost - $1,554.00
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,318.80

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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

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  • 06.02.15

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    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.