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NEAL, RICHARD E, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $16,789.75

Average cost per trip - $1,199.27
Total number of days spent traveling - 43 days
Rank of representative - 338 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chatham, MA

Purpose - Educational seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $375.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,575.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 4, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chatham, MA

Purpose - Educational issues seminar
Notes - travel by private automobile

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,215.00
Meal Cost - $456.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,671.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Legislative issues conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Advertising Agencies
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - congressional educational seminar on advertising and tax deductibility
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $324.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $399.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chubb Corporation
Dates - February 7, 2002 - February 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - congressional educational seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $316.50
Lodging Cost - $324.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $640.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $918.00
Lodging Cost - $1,617.17
Meal Cost - $522.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,057.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Albuquerque, NM

Purpose - education seminar at Lumidigm Biometrics
Notes -

Travel Cost - $622.50
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,482.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 4, 2003 - July 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Newport, RI

Purpose - Legislative seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $590.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,090.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Burn Association
Dates - December 17, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - educational meetings with burn physicians to discuss issues affecting the medical field including physicians reimbursement, Medicare, medical research and emergency response preparedness
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $390.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $390.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chubb Corp.
Dates - December 16, 2003 - December 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - educational meeting on congressional issues affecting insurance industry including asbestos-related issues, taxes, legal reform and insurance regulation
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $390.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $440.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - June 30, 2004 - July 3, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cape Cod, MA

Purpose - Congressional leadership educational seminar
Notes - Cape Cod, MA (by personal automobile)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,185.00
Meal Cost - $285.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,470.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH - Hartford, OH

Purpose - To speak to group regarding Social Security Reform
Notes - Washington, DC - Cleveland, Oh - Hartford/Springfield

Travel Cost - $330.00
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $469.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Denver Forum, City Club of San Diego
Dates - March 30, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO - San Diego, CA

Purpose - To address two public policy forums on the topic of Social Security reform
Notes - Boston, MA - Denver, CO - San Diego, CA - Boston, MA Oxford Hotel in CO, Holiday Inn in San Diego, each $149.00/night.

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,475.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 1, 2005 - July 3, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chatham, MA

Purpose - Legislative seminar / Bipartisan educational leadership seminar
Notes - Wequassett Inn, Chatham, MA (by personal automobile)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.00

Additional family members - No

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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.