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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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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

    Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.
  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    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.