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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

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science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
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    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.