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KIRK, MARK STEVEN, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $30,743.60

Average cost per trip - $6,148.72
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 216 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Project Interchange, American Jewish Committee
Dates - November 17, 2001 - November 25, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Haifa, Israel - Amman, Jordan

Purpose - observe and study Israeli defense situation and meet with Israeli and Jordanian officials
Notes - accompanied by spouse Kimberly Vertolli Kirk. Other expenses include security, speakers, program fees, gratuities.

Travel Cost - $6,746.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,564.00
Other Cost - $3,456.00
Total Cost - $12,766.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - March 25, 2001 - March 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Yucca Mountain, NV

Purpose - Helicopter flight and tour of Yucca Mountain
Notes -

Travel Cost - $340.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $360.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Loyola Univ of Chicago
Dates - February 7, 2004 - February 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Attend Board of Trustees annual meeting
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,383.70
Meal Cost - $272.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,656.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cornell Univ
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 8, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ithaca, NY

Purpose - The purpose of the trip was for Representative Kirk to deliver a speech tilted " The Rise of China" at his alma mater, Cornell University
Notes - 11/7 Chicago, IL - Ithaca, NY / 11/8 Ithaca, NY - Chicago, IL

Travel Cost - $713.02
Lodging Cost - $160.00
Meal Cost - $62.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $935.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Dates - August 7, 2005 - August 12, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Fact finding trip on the US/Israel Alliance
Notes - DC - Newark - Tel Aviv / Tel Aviv - Jerusalem - the Negev Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,403.50
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $602.50
Other Cost - $1,900.00
Total Cost - $15,026.00

Additional family members - Yes

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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

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