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NETHERCUTT, GEORGE R, Republican Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $20,677.91

Average cost per trip - $3,446.32
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 296 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Joslin Diabetes Center
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - attend USPS Diabetes Awareness Stamp Ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $840.11
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $840.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Participate in a conference on U.S. policy toward Cuba
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Mary Beth Nethercutt - other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,934.00
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $5,659.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - USA Rice
Dates - April 11, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Madrid, Spain - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Other costs: ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,574.00
Lodging Cost - $232.00
Meal Cost - $99.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $1,925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaga, Spain

Purpose - Interparliamentary exchange
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Mary Beth Nethercutt - 4/12-4/13 at own expense (spouse only)

Travel Cost - $5,368.00
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $584.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,096.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Wheat Growers
Dates - February 1, 2001 - February 3, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - accept Golden Plow Award and then get to Rep. Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,207.00
Lodging Cost - $180.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,387.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - April 10, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Attend seminar
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $2,400.00
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $3,770.00

Additional family members - No

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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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.

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