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LIPINSKI, WILLIAM O, Democratic Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $22,509.48

Average cost per trip - $3,751.58
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 278 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cody, WY

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - Spouse Rose Marie Lipinski

Travel Cost - $2,894.08
Lodging Cost - $64.28
Meal Cost - $174.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,132.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Fact-finding conference
Notes - Spouse Rose Marie Lipinski, other costs are car rental

Travel Cost - $2,454.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $118.00
Total Cost - $3,772.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Flagstaff, AZ

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Rose Marie Lipinski

Travel Cost - $1,779.86
Lodging Cost - $656.00
Meal Cost - $114.78
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,550.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Rose Marie Lipinski, other costs are car rental

Travel Cost - $1,711.50
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $760.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $3,471.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - April 22, 2003 - April 24, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Klamath Falls, OR - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - spouse Rose Marie Lipinski accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $5,760.00
Lodging Cost - $461.48
Meal Cost - $299.50
Other Cost - $153.00
Total Cost - $6,673.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - spouse Rose Marie Lipinski accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,034.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,909.00

Additional family members - Yes

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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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