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MCHUGH, JOHN M, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $14,427.36

Average cost per trip - $4,809.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 14 days
Rank of representative - 373 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Direct Marketing Association
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - attended DMA board meetings to discuss postal reform.
Notes - 1/20 at personal expense. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,896.00
Lodging Cost - $1,134.36
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $5,130.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Olympic Regional Development Authority (an agency of NY State), U.S. Olympic Committee
Dates - January 31, 2003 - February 1, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lake Placid, NY

Purpose - Inspect current facilities and evaluate the need for additional federal funds to strengthen tourism industry in Lake Placid/Adirondack region.
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $252.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $272.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund of Aish Ha Torah
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel - Jordan

Purpose - to participate in a defense aerospace homeland security mission and conference
Notes - other costs were mission and conference materials and security

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $3,025.00
Total Cost - $9,025.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.