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JOHNSON, NANCY L, Republican Party
Connecticut

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $94,323.35

Average cost per trip - $6,288.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 86 days
Rank of representative - 39 (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 w New England tech executives re: New Economy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $319.26
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $65.58
Other Cost - $40.75
Total Cost - $425.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - 2000 TransAtlantic Conference
Notes - spouse, Ted Johnson; other expenses, non-travel related expenses

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $9,120.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Governors Association
Dates - July 9, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - State College, PA

Purpose - give speech at Human Resources Committee
Notes - spouse, Dr. Theodore Johnson

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $105.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 5, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (14 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - 2001 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Spouse Dr. Ted Johnson

Travel Cost - $11,257.49
Lodging Cost - $2,810.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,203.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes - other expenses include jacket and tote bag

Travel Cost - $428.50
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $1,760.45

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform and Beyond Congressional Retreat
Notes - accompanied by spouse Theodore Johnson

Travel Cost - $3,184.00
Lodging Cost - $839.00
Meal Cost - $524.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,547.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Ripon Society 2002 listening tour
Notes - accompanied by spouse Theodore Johnson

Travel Cost - $7,158.76
Lodging Cost - $769.50
Meal Cost - $949.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,877.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - Conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Spouse Ted H Johnson accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,426.00
Lodging Cost - $3,450.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,476.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board
Notes - Hartford, CT - Miami, FL - Hartford, CT

Travel Cost - $2,135.60
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $1,000.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,237.71

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes - Hartford, CT - China - Hartford, CT

Travel Cost - $18,438.10
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $21,770.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hartford, CT - Aventura, FL - CT This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Exuma, Bahamas

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hartford, CT - Grand Exuma, Bahamas - CT This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hartford, CT - Barcelona, Spain - CT This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nature Conservancy
Dates - May 28, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Quito, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

Purpose - To learn about TNC's natural resource and biodiversity conservation work in Ecuador and to discuss with Ecuadorian government officials the effects of illegal immigration in CT
Notes - Hartford, CT - Quito, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands - Quito, Ecuador - Hartford, CT Including spouse

Travel Cost - $12,300.00
Lodging Cost - $4,400.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,900.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - September 8, 2005 - September 9, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - To learn about current developments in technology in the medical, technical, and energy fields
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA - Hartford, CT

Travel Cost - $511.07
Lodging Cost - $267.90
Meal Cost - $120.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $899.69

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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.