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SMITH, ADAM, Democratic Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $39,216.62

Average cost per trip - $4,902.08
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 166 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - ASPI Group, Seattle Pacific Trading Co
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Beijing, China - Shenzhen, China - Taipei, China

Purpose - learn about trade and economic development in China
Notes - accompanied by spouse Sara Smith.

Travel Cost - $7,657.92
Lodging Cost - $980.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $9,887.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - accompanied by spouse Sara Smith.

Travel Cost - $1,104.38
Lodging Cost - $1,658.40
Meal Cost - $177.70
Other Cost - $153.48
Total Cost - $3,093.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Columbia Research Group
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 13, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - meet n' greet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $240.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $690.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute, DLC
Dates - December 2, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Examine the values and principles of good leadership and apply them to specific real world challenges America is facing in the New Economy.
Notes - Seattle - Aspen / Aspen - Seattle

Travel Cost - $1,004.20
Lodging Cost - $411.00
Meal Cost - $898.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,313.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lausanne, Switzerland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Washington, DC - Lausanne, Switzerland - Portland, OR

Travel Cost - $5,507.20
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $9,307.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - March 28, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Bangkok, Thailand - Nagoya, Japan

Purpose - Congressional trade and development study tour. The Trade and Poverty forum mobilizes political will and economic resources in the global fight against poverty.
Notes - Seattle, WA - Bangkok, Thailand - Tokyo, Japan - Nagoya, Japan - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $7,915.00
Lodging Cost - $1,540.00
Meal Cost - $750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,205.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Partnerships
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Honduras

Purpose - Examine the solutions to global poverty such as micocredit and to discuss the possible impact of CAFTA with people in Central America
Notes - Seattle, WA - Honduras - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $1,113.00
Lodging Cost - $386.00
Meal Cost - $116.00
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $1,713.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Opportunity to bring together public officials, scholars, and representatives from the private sector for an informal discussion of pressing issues facing the United States
Notes - Washington, DC - Amelia Island, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $484.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $456.66
Other Cost - $21.00
Total Cost - $2,006.34

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.