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KING, PETER, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $10,894.45

Average cost per trip - $1,815.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 420 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Sinn Fein
Dates - April 6, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - to attend annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $522.00
Lodging Cost - $580.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,152.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - St. Patrick's Committee of Holyoke
Dates - March 18, 2000 - March 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Holyoke, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $418.00
Lodging Cost - $137.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $605.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Sinn Fein
Dates - May 25, 2001 - May 31, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - Observe elections in Northern Ireland
Notes - Spouse Rosemary King

Travel Cost - $1,236.00
Lodging Cost - $618.82
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,954.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 27, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Education/meetings
Notes - Child Sean King

Travel Cost - $4,000.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Annenberg Foundation
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Homeland Security Committee retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Queenstown, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federal Law Enforcement Officers Assn
Dates - June 25, 2004 - June 26, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - FLEOA Awards Dinner Guest of Honor
Notes - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - New York, NY

Travel Cost - $1,032.70
Lodging Cost - $105.93
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,178.63

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.