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LATHAM, THOMAS P, Republican Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $43,414.69

Average cost per trip - $6,202.10
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 151 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Futures Industry Association, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 20, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speaker and panel member
Notes - spouse, kathy

Travel Cost - $2,166.50
Lodging Cost - $1,413.12
Meal Cost - $497.31
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,076.93

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Futures Ind. Assoc. Conf. - Washington Outlook
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham

Travel Cost - $3,023.16
Lodging Cost - $1,480.20
Meal Cost - $485.31
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,988.67

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Oilseed Processors Association
Dates - January 26, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - 2001 Annual meeting - keynote speaker
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham

Travel Cost - $2,887.00
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $416.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,278.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - tour and briefing of Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Notes - accompanied by spouse Kathy Latham

Travel Cost - $3,781.50
Lodging Cost - $372.90
Meal Cost - $134.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,289.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 14, 2003 - March 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Financial Industries conference - speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,212.83
Lodging Cost - $2,177.78
Meal Cost - $715.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,106.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - To meet with Energy Ministry, discuss post-Chernobyl nuclear policies, economic consequences of decreased nuclear generation in Italy. Toured geothermal facilities and discussed construction methods, new technologies and safety.
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,466.24
Lodging Cost - $2,264.90
Meal Cost - $2,322.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,053.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Participated in panel discussions regarding federal policy and Congress during the Futures Industry Association's annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Boca Raton, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,133.91
Lodging Cost - $1,101.89
Meal Cost - $386.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,622.38

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

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

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    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).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.