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MICHAUD, MICHAEL H, Democratic Party
Maine

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $5,655.14

Average cost per trip - $1,131.03
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 489 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Jackson Laboratory
Dates - May 21, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - To tour the lab facilities to better understand its impact on Maine's second congressional district
Notes -

Travel Cost - $572.20
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost - $32.17
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $654.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - River Valley Growth Council
Dates - March 21, 2004 - March 22, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Golden, CO

Purpose - delegation from the state of Maine toured the national renewable energy laboratory and discussed nrel's state and local initiatives, partnerships, and collaborations. River Valley Growth Council made a presentation on Bioenergy Initiative in Maine.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $752.35
Lodging Cost - $67.76
Meal Cost - $30.13
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $850.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Congressional briefing/Microsoft Campus Visit for Members of the Blue Dog Coalition
Notes - Transportation Expenses included transportation to and from airport

Travel Cost - $1,350.67
Lodging Cost - $523.54
Meal Cost - $530.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,405.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 17, 2005 - June 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - Speaker at town hall meeting on the importance of Social Security to rural states
Notes - Washington, DC - Dayton, OH - Portland, ME Paid for own meals

Travel Cost - $760.60
Lodging Cost - $112.37
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 17, 2005 - June 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - Speaker at town hall meeting on the importance of Social Security to rural states
Notes - Washington, DC - Dayton, OH - Portland, ME Paid for own meals

Travel Cost - $760.00
Lodging Cost - $112.37
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.37

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

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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  • 03.18.15

    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.