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MILLER, CANDICE S, Republican Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 2
Total cost of trips - $17,146.16

Average cost per trip - $8,573.08
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 333 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Stuttgart, Germany - Munich, Germany

Purpose - meeting with members of European Union, Parliament and other economic leaders
Notes - spouse - Donald G. Miller - April 10 - 12 taken at own expense

Travel Cost - $10,490.00
Lodging Cost - $1,640.00
Meal Cost - $438.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,568.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - Discussion of public policy issues with other Members of Congress
Notes - Fly Detroit, MI to Miami, FL; travel by car to Key Biscayne, FL; travel by car to Miami, FL; travel by plane to Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $2,108.80
Lodging Cost - $1,469.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,578.16

Additional family members - Yes

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A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Ready to Work

Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today the new mantra is "college for all." But not everyone wants to go to college, and more than half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring back career and technical education. This American RadioWorks documentary explores how vocational education is being reimagined.

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