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NEUGEBAUER, RANDY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $23,124.06

Average cost per trip - $2,890.51
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 272 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Home Builders
Dates - September 18, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Dana Neugebauer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,033.00
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,683.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other expenses are for security costs. Spouse Dana Neugebauer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,771.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $930.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $9,213.84

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Fact-finding, educational mission to Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a member of the House Agriculture Committee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,570.27
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,941.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse Dana Neugebauer accompanied.- other expenses audiovisual and incidentals for both

Travel Cost - $11.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $534.36
Other Cost - $78.26
Total Cost - $923.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 2, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Discuss/review national issues and legislative ideas
Notes - DC - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $151.20
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,224.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NYSE, Goldman Sachs, Securities Industry Assn
Dates - April 28, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Official fact finding and educational visit to meet with officials from the financial services industry
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Lubbock, TX (district) Including spouse ** Goldman Sachs (bev only), Securities Industry Assn (meal)

Travel Cost - $1,965.96
Lodging Cost - $359.89
Meal Cost - $207.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,533.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CropLife America
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Review/discuss agricultural & environmental issues impacting the crop protection industry
Notes - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $765.80
Lodging Cost - $597.00
Meal Cost - $565.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,928.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Trade Delegation
Dates - September 9, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding trip to explore agricultural sales to Cuba
Notes - Washington, DC - Miami, FL - Havana, Cuba - Miami, FL - Washington, DC [individual trade delegation members and their associations (each paying $199.05) are on file at the Clerk's Office.

Travel Cost - $2,213.00
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost - $55.50
Other Cost - $152.00
Total Cost - $2,675.50

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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.