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MILLER, JEFFERSON B, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $16,789.76

Average cost per trip - $1,678.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 337 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Gulf Power
Dates - October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Gulf Power Economic Symposium - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Vicki Miller (spouse) accompanied - other costs for parking

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $169.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $14.00
Total Cost - $183.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Mrs. Vicki Miller (spouse) accompanied - other costs for security

Travel Cost - $6,852.80
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $10,296.62

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 - other expenses: "offset by registration fees paid by member" -- accompanied by wife Vicki Miller

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $232.79
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $635.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - roundtable discussion
Notes - Washington DC - Jacksonville

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,049.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC
Dates - October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - AIPAC National Summit on Foreign Policy and Politics
Notes - Pensacola, FL - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Pensacola, FL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $220.89
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $220.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn-Dixie
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Roundtable discussion
Notes - Washington, DC - Jacksonville, FL

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,049.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Meetings with Heritage Foundation
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD

Travel Cost - $151.20
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,012.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Gulf Power Co
Dates - March 28, 2005 - March 29, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Guest speaker
Notes - Chumuckla, FL - Destin, FL - Chumuckla, FL Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $308.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $308.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bellsouth
Dates - July 14, 2005 - July 14, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pensacola, FL

Purpose - Tour of Hurricane Dennis damage
Notes - Pensacola, FL - length of district - Pensacola, FL [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.