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HOYER, STENY HAMILTON, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $36,951.54

Average cost per trip - $4,105.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 174 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders - education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,494.00
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,392.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham - Montgomery - Selma (3/4 to 3/6 portion of trip funded by sponsor) PM of March 6, departed Selma to attend political function at expense of 527 org.

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Recording Arts & Sciences
Dates - April 19, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Participate in town hall meeting with musicians and artists
Notes - Washington, DC - Nashville - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $766.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost - $317.00
Total Cost - $1,128.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Delhi, India - Agra, India

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Delhi - Agra, India - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $6,911.44
Lodging Cost - $641.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,552.98

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Participate in panel at Spring Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Jacksonville, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $484.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $406.66
Other Cost - $21.00
Total Cost - $1,956.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute, Alabama Power Company, Delta Air Lines Inc, Coca-Cola Co, DaimlerChrysler AG, Fannie Mae, General Motors Corp, Caterpillar Inc, Pew Charitable Trusts, Chamber of Commerce of the USA, Microsoft Corp
Dates - March 3, 2000 - March 5, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - Alabama Pilgrimage to celebrate 35th Anniversary of '65 Voting Rights Act March
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham - Montgomery - Selma, AL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $635.00
Lodging Cost - $214.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $989.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Homebuilders
Dates - January 16, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Attend Board of Directors Meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Dallas - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $364.41
Lodging Cost - $298.47
Meal Cost - $195.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $857.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 29, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Participate in panel at spring retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,540.63
Lodging Cost - $566.74
Meal Cost - $87.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,194.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Jerusalem - Tel Aviv - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $7,604.30
Lodging Cost - $4,446.00
Meal Cost - $914.14
Other Cost - $2,991.34
Total Cost - $15,955.78

Additional family members - Yes

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.