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LAHOOD, RAY, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $60,180.22

Average cost per trip - $7,522.53
Total number of days spent traveling - 42 days
Rank of representative - 92 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - house agriculture committee retreat
Notes - spouse, Kathy

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $482.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - St. Sharbel Church in Peoria, IL
Dates - May 26, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Beirut, Lebanon - Itoo, Lebanon - Syria

Purpose - Church dedication keynote speaker; meetings with government officials
Notes - Spouse Kathy LaHood

Travel Cost - $5,550.20
Lodging Cost - $861.00
Meal Cost - $452.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,863.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - April 14, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Cherbourg, France

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to European nuclear technologies site
Notes - Spouse Kathy LaHood

Travel Cost - $11,582.40
Lodging Cost - $2,100.00
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,002.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat, Co-Chairman, House Retreat
Notes - Spouse Kathy LaHood, meal incl with lodging, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $292.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,202.00
Total Cost - $2,444.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Kathy LaHood accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Caterpillar
Dates - January 14, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech on the importance of private/public partnerships to further the work on the Illinois River
Notes - Peoria, IL - Chicago, IL and return

Travel Cost - $576.39
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $576.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes - Ray LaHood: Chicago - China - Chicago Kathy LaHood: Washington - China - Washington

Travel Cost - $17,376.53
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,708.53

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Notre Dame Univ
Dates - July 7, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Beirut, Lebanon

Purpose - To give the commencement address at the 2003-2004 ceremony
Notes - Washington, DC - Beirut, Lebanon - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $11,577.70
Lodging Cost - $741.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,718.70

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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.