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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 |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.