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MOORE, DENNIS, Democratic Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $57,677.74

Average cost per trip - $4,806.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 102 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - January 24, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Banking and UN fact-finding mission
Notes - Took spouse Stephanie Moore

Travel Cost - $75.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $513.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $958.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, NYSE
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Banking and UN fact-finding mission
Notes - Took wife Stephanie Moore

Travel Cost - $1,258.00
Lodging Cost - $182.00
Meal Cost - $482.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,922.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - retreat/ strategy and policy
Notes - other expenses include dinner cruise

Travel Cost - $483.50
Lodging Cost - $1,009.68
Meal Cost - $387.11
Other Cost - $230.66
Total Cost - $2,110.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Stephene Moore accompanied. Meals included in the lodging costs.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Asia Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Beijing, China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China

Purpose - Meet with Chinese officials, build a computer lab in Xibaipo
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore

Travel Cost - $18,592.30
Lodging Cost - $1,066.67
Meal Cost - $146.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,805.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Meet Cuban trade officials, dissidents, and government officials
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore. Spouse paid for own airfare. Other cost is airport departure tax.

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose -
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore. Transport cost includes ground transportation ($263.07)

Travel Cost - $4,555.91
Lodging Cost - $523.54
Meal Cost - $530.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,610.43

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Wine Institute
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Educational tour of Napa Valley
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore -- Other cost: Lake County Wine Alliance Charity Event Tickets

Travel Cost - $4,031.00
Lodging Cost - $1,004.64
Meal Cost - $423.50
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $5,609.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - dialogue with NASDAQ listed businesses
Notes - spouse - Stephane Moore - personal day was 4/5

Travel Cost - $3,712.80
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $1,062.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,719.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Attend and participate in the NASDAQ Leadership Summit
Notes - Spouse Stephene Moore accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,589.00
Lodging Cost - $1,543.05
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,182.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Assn
Dates - April 1, 2005 - April 5, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Conference brought together members of Congress. Congressional Staff, and Representatives of the Securities Industry to discuss legislative regulatory initiatives impacting industry
Notes - Kansas City - Miami / Miami - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,125.80
Lodging Cost - $1,067.85
Meal Cost - $1,355.65
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,549.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heart to Heart Int'l of Olathe Kansas
Dates - September 4, 2005 - September 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Survey damage & relief efforts following hurricane Katrina
Notes - Kansas City, KS - New Orleans, LA - Kansas City, KS

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $450.00

Additional family members - No

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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.