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POMBO, RICHARD, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $20,534.81

Average cost per trip - $2,566.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 298 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
Dates - November 15, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Nelson, New Zealand

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Annette Pombo

Travel Cost - $9,715.20
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,120.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational, retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $124.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $263.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - to gain knowledge in medical education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $145.00
Lodging Cost - $599.04
Meal Cost - $184.54
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $928.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
Dates - May 16, 2002 - May 21, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Shimonoseki, Japan

Purpose - chair meeting of Sustainable Use Parliamentarians Union
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,741.00
Lodging Cost - $428.68
Meal Cost - $425.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,594.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, New York Stock Exchange
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - ring the opening bell at the stock exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost - $534.50
Lodging Cost - $371.28
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,055.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ford Motor Co.
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dearborn, MI

Purpose - attend Ford centennial celebration
Notes -

Travel Cost - $260.00
Lodging Cost - $193.86
Meal Cost - $238.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $691.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Westin Mission Hills, CA

Purpose - CA Delegation Retreat
Notes - other: group activities

Travel Cost - $301.93
Lodging Cost - $199.98
Meal Cost - $358.43
Other Cost - $20.37
Total Cost - $880.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club Int'l
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV - Denver, CO

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Denver - Reno - San Francisco 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

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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.