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KELLY, SUE W, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $34,815.63

Average cost per trip - $4,351.95
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 187 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albany, NY - Lake George, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker - legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $454.07
Lodging Cost - $292.83
Meal Cost - $21.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $768.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - To visit firms in the high-tech corridor
Notes - Spouse Edward Kelly

Travel Cost - $1,646.32
Lodging Cost - $652.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,299.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To participate in 2003 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Spouse Edward Kelly accompanied. Transportation costs are air plus ground.

Travel Cost - $16,176.12
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,650.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes - Newark, NJ - Scottsdale - Newark, NJ

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dates - March 26, 2005 - March 30, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - Attend Fifth Annual Forum on Democracy and Free Trade in Doha, Qatar
Notes - IAD - DOH - IAD (Washington, DC - Doha, Qatar - Washington, DC)

Travel Cost - $8,854.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,854.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board Options Exchange
Dates - April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To have a firsthand look at how the markets operate, tour the trading floors and meet with traders and other market participants
Notes - New York - Chicago - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $904.39
Lodging Cost - $228.65
Meal Cost - $202.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,335.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - House Financial Services Committee Members educational trip to the exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $34.09
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $34.09

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Attend the 2005 National Listening Tour in Philadelphia, PA
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA - New York

Travel Cost - $437.87
Lodging Cost - $535.80
Meal Cost - $262.63
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,236.30

Additional family members - No

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How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

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  • 10.14.14

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    Teaching: The most embattled profession

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