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MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $72,727.47

Average cost per trip - $6,060.62
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 68 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Telecommunications conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $670.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,045.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bi-partisan Congressional Heath Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,317.75
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $435.56
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,671.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 7, 2001 - August 10, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Johnette McCrery

Travel Cost - $1,416.00
Lodging Cost - $1,058.16
Meal Cost - $717.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,191.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Marseilles, France

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Johnette McCrery

Travel Cost - $15,328.20
Lodging Cost - $2,406.00
Meal Cost - $1,430.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,164.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Brookings Institute
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,062.00
Lodging Cost - $784.18
Meal Cost - $262.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,108.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - Spouse - Johnette McCrery accompanied.

Travel Cost - $18,334.72
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,809.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Texarkana, TX - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Shreveport, LA

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $830.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $22.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $853.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manassas, VA

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $227.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $377.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pipe Line Contractors Association
Dates - February 2, 2004 - February 6, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - Speaking engagement, fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,178.90
Lodging Cost - $1,468.04
Meal Cost - $247.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,894.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Assn, Waddell & Reed
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Speaker at Annual Meeting
Notes - Shreveport, LA - Boca Raton, FL / Boca Raton, FL - Washington, DC *flight sponsor Waddell & Reed ($956.90 total)

Travel Cost - $1,030.02
Lodging Cost - $668.80
Meal Cost - $264.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,962.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clark/Bardes Consulting
Dates - November 8, 2002 - November 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Shreveport, LA - Scottsdale, AZ - Shreveport, LA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,072.43
Lodging Cost - $1,090.00
Meal Cost - $635.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,798.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ, Rod Campbell
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Shreveport, LA - Malibu, CA - Shreveport, LA Including spouse Heritage Foundation ($1406.60); Pepperdine Univ ($1281.78) & Rod Campbell ($164)

Travel Cost - $1,565.60
Lodging Cost - $477.00
Meal Cost - $711.78
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $2,852.38

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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  • 04.01.15

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    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

    When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.
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    UnRetirement

    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.