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LAZIO, RICK, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $8,224.00

Average cost per trip - $1,370.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 454 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,058.00
Lodging Cost - $1,285.00
Meal Cost - $821.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $3,204.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - December 10, 2000 - December 11, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - visiting fellow
Notes - spouse, Patricia

Travel Cost - $380.50
Lodging Cost - $239.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $619.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Home Builders
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - featured guest at executive and leadership board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $295.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $295.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Suffolk County Organization for the Promotion of Education
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - keynote speaker and award presenter at annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $170.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $170.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Novogradic and Co. LLP
Dates - January 5, 2000 - January 9, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - keynote speaker at housing tax credit conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $512.50
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $767.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United States Telecom Association
Dates - February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - keynote presentation on current telecom issues in congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,098.00
Lodging Cost - $870.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,168.00

Additional family members - No

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The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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  • 04.01.15

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  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.