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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 |
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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