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PELOSI, NANCY, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $9,352.75

Average cost per trip - $1,558.79
Total number of days spent traveling - 14 days
Rank of representative - 438 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.K.-U.S. Center for Local Government, Oxford University
Dates - May 11, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Oxford, England

Purpose - Lecturer at seminar
Notes - Dates at personal expense: 5/13/00-5/14/00

Travel Cost - $1,350.20
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,630.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boeing Inc.
Dates - April 18, 2000 - April 18, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Seal Beach, CA

Purpose - Tour of Boeing Seal Beach facility
Notes -

Travel Cost - $571.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $8.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $579.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Civil Rights pilgrimage
Notes - Accompanied by child Christine Pelosi

Travel Cost - $1,442.00
Lodging Cost - $428.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,170.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Todo Puerto Rico con Vieques
Dates - July 14, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Vieques, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,177.00
Lodging Cost - $732.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,929.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - February 9, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,536.00
Lodging Cost - $308.25
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,844.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Girl Scouts of Talus Rock Council
Dates - April 4, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Johnstown, PA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Girl Scouts' annual fundraising dinner
Notes - One way: NYC (Teterboro Airport) to Johnstown, PA (flight donated to Girl Scouts by L. Robert Kimball & Associates)

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

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.

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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