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KAPTUR, MARCY, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $16,970.03

Average cost per trip - $1,414.17
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 335 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - December 7, 2000 - December 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - deliver speech/Ukrainian national security program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $433.00
Lodging Cost - $223.77
Meal Cost - $204.41
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $861.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Chemical Society
Dates - March 26, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - participate on a panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $946.50
Lodging Cost - $199.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,165.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Successful Farming Magazine
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ames, IA

Purpose - Speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $786.50
Lodging Cost - $98.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $884.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Catholic Common Ground Initiative
Dates - February 3, 2001 - February 4, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Rochelle, NY

Purpose - Deliver speech to Catholic Common Ground Initiative
Notes -

Travel Cost - $263.51
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $263.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Commonweal Magazine
Dates - April 20, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak - Commonweal/New York
Notes -

Travel Cost - $435.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $435.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Women for Responsible National Security
Dates - March 10, 2001 - March 10, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - South Bend, IN

Purpose - Speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $651.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $651.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Law Institute
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 20, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia - Kiev, Ukraine

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,157.00
Lodging Cost - $305.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,542.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meetings at United Nations and New York Stock Exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $404.56
Meal Cost - $88.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $493.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sian Ka'an Conservation Foundation
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 15, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - international wildlife conservation
Notes - other expenses include bus

Travel Cost - $1,472.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost - $19.50
Total Cost - $1,941.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 18, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Mexico

Purpose - To study effects of NAFTA
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,250.00
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,125.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Biodiesel Board
Dates - January 30, 2005 - January 31, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Opening remarks at conference
Notes - Detroit - Ft Lauderdale - DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $215.79
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $280.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Planning Assn
Dates - December 3, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - To speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $154.21
Lodging Cost - $106.18
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $325.39

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

Recent Posts

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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.
  • 03.25.15

    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

    When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.
  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.