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MORAN, JERRY, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $7,697.17

Average cost per trip - $699.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 462 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - examine agricultural trade opportunities in Cuba
Notes -

Travel Cost - $497.00
Lodging Cost - $345.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $932.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Agricultural Retailers Association
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Education/legislative award recipient
Notes - other expenses for parking and tolls

Travel Cost - $403.12
Lodging Cost - $203.02
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $25.95
Total Cost - $732.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $862.12
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,233.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta Council
Dates - September 22, 2003 - September 23, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $593.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $968.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Mercantile Exchange
Dates - June 15, 2003 - June 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $622.00
Lodging Cost - $321.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $973.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - April 26, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $272.70
Lodging Cost - $134.10
Meal Cost - $11.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $418.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - March 18, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,257.75
Lodging Cost - $1,001.18
Meal Cost - $181.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,440.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farmers Rice Cooperative
Dates - August 1, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Denver - Sacramento - Denver This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Assn
Dates - December 12, 2004 - December 14, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Denver, CO - Los Angeles, CA - Denver, CO Any time not at sponsor's expense: One day This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hays Medical Center
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hays, KS - Vail, CO - Hays, KS This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - USA Rice Cooperative
Dates - November 22, 2004 - November 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lafayette, LA - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Lafayette, LA - Baton Rouge - Kansas City, MO This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.