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LUCAS, FRANK D, Republican Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $25,312.21

Average cost per trip - $2,531.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 256 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Olsson, Frank and Weeda, PC Attorneys at Law
Dates - June 11, 2000 - June 11, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $872.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - ag committee retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - November 13, 2001 - November 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Speak at American Bankers Association National Agricultural Bankers Conference
Notes - Honorarium will be donated to a charity

Travel Cost - $267.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $1,295.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Council
Dates - January 14, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Guest speaker
Notes - Spouse Lynda L. Lucas

Travel Cost - $3,690.00
Lodging Cost - $385.58
Meal Cost - $104.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,179.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ardmore, OK

Purpose - tour facility which conducts research in agricultural biotechnology
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $64.99
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $74.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Council
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Rep. Lucas was a featured speaker at the Farm Credit Council annual meeting where he discussed the future of the farm credit system
Notes - Rep: Oklahoma City - San Diego - Washington, DC Mrs Lucas: Oklahoma City - San Diego - Oklahoma City

Travel Cost - $3,062.30
Lodging Cost - $330.21
Meal Cost - $409.79
Other Cost - $10.99
Total Cost - $3,813.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Educational trip to visit and learn about the exchanges
Notes - OKC - Chicago - DC

Travel Cost - $645.89
Lodging Cost - $457.30
Meal Cost - $171.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,275.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CropLife America
Dates - September 24, 2004 - September 28, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Notes - Rep Frank Lucas: Washington, DC - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC Mrs. Lynda Lucas: Oklahoma City, OK - Las Vegas, NV - Oklahoma City, OK Including spouse

Travel Cost - $683.61
Lodging Cost - $990.00
Meal Cost - $610.91
Other Cost - $313.81
Total Cost - $2,598.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Attendance at the 2004 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Budapest, Hungary - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,970.33
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $989.71
Other Cost - $48.67
Total Cost - $9,217.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CropLife America
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Notes - Rep Lucas: Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Mrs. Lucas: Oklahoma City, OK - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $734.69
Lodging Cost - $665.67
Meal Cost - $565.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,966.12

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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    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.