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JOHNSON, TIM, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $6,161.77

Average cost per trip - $2,053.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 10 days
Rank of representative - 483 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Dates - August 7, 2001 - August 13, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Illinois Educational Mission to Israel
Notes - "The Congressman's brother accompanied him on the trip at the Congressman's own expense," other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,320.00
Lodging Cost - $940.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $5,060.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Champaign County, IL Farm Bureau
Dates - December 2, 2001 - December 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Champaign, IL

Purpose - Honorary guest of dinner
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $95.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 7, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Provide first-hand look at both exchanges; meet with Exchange members
Notes - Transport cost is airfare plus transportation

Travel Cost - $986.77
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,006.77

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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Video games: New literacy for a complex world

Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

Recent Posts