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LAFALCE, JOHN J, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $27,301.66

Average cost per trip - $3,900.24
Total number of days spent traveling - 37 days
Rank of representative - 239 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - January 11, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Baden-Baden, Germany

Purpose - "US-Germany Roundtables for the 21st century"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,775.71
Lodging Cost - $1,448.42
Meal Cost - $668.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,892.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 21, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Niagara Falls, NY

Purpose - 17th Annual Congress -Bundestag Seminar
Notes - spouse meal -- 405 each, member and spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $796.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,606.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Italian American Foundation
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - Calabria, Italy

Purpose - Exchange of political and legislative ideas between Italian officials and members of Congress
Notes - Spouse Patricia LaFalce, other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,642.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $3,742.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - To participate in conference on education
Notes - Spouse Patricia LaFalce

Travel Cost - $1,360.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,493.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Conference on U.S. policy towards Cuba
Notes - Child Martin LaFalce

Travel Cost - $2,903.26
Lodging Cost - $1,884.00
Meal Cost - $990.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $5,827.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Friends of Bilderberg, Inc.
Dates - May 30, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chantilly, VA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $910.59
Meal Cost - $326.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,237.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Islam
Notes - other expenses include ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,463.70
Lodging Cost - $2,340.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,503.70

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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    Making it stick

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  • 10.14.14

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    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
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  • 10.01.14

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