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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

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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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