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MARSHALL, JIM, Democratic Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $33,659.23

Average cost per trip - $6,731.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 191 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Camille Hope accompanied - other costs are "predominantly security."

Travel Cost - $7,486.00
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $11,629.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Camille Hope and child Robert Marshall accompanied - meals incl. in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India

Purpose - CODEL
Notes - [Amended to show spouse. ] spouse Camille Hope accompanied. Atlanta - New Delhi - Agra - Hyderabad - Bombay - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $16,563.30
Lodging Cost - $1,388.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,951.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Law Offices of Shepard Hoffman
Dates - May 12, 2005 - May 13, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak at PALS seminar
Notes - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $487.60
Lodging Cost - $416.79
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $904.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Law Offices of Shepard Hoffman
Dates - May 2, 2004 - May 4, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak at PALS Seminar
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Orlando, FL - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $975.70
Lodging Cost - $622.18
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,597.88

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Ready to Work

Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today the new mantra is "college for all." But not everyone wants to go to college, and more than half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring back career and technical education. This American RadioWorks documentary explores how vocational education is being reimagined.

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