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MCKEON, HOWARD P, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $30,819.34

Average cost per trip - $3,081.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 214 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Boeing Company
Dates - April 16, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Huntington Beach, CA - Seal Beach, CA

Purpose - Tour and briefing on space and communication programs
Notes - Took wife Patricia McKeon

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $392.90
Meal Cost - $138.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $530.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Tour Hi-Tech Companies
Notes - Filed 05/16/2000 - no dates given for trip

Travel Cost - $419.00
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $814.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs
Dates - June 4, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Notes - Location not given

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $155.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Proprietary Colleges
Dates - December 9, 2001 - December 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To visit local universities and colleges
Notes - Spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $912.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,212.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - location not specified on disclosure

Travel Cost - $188.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $129.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $317.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 7, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Qatar

Purpose - Qatari-American Conference for Free Markets & Democracy, Doha Qatar
Notes - Spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost - $15,800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Dates - August 23, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - guest speaker for the Council of Government Affairs
Notes - Spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost - $251.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $501.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 24, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - higher education issues
Notes - spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $243.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $393.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Community Colleges
Dates - April 20, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - presented with an award for support of higher education
Notes - spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied. Spouse had lodging expenses but $0 travel expenses.

Travel Cost - $388.00
Lodging Cost - $446.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $834.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - General Atomics
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Milan, Italy - Venice, Italy

Purpose - fact finding mission to learn of common Italian/American defense interests
Notes - other expenses were misc. parking, taxi, etc.

Travel Cost - $6,700.00
Lodging Cost - $2,459.60
Meal Cost - $1,017.87
Other Cost - $83.67
Total Cost - $10,261.14

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.