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PORTER, JON C SR, Republican Party
Nevada

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $14,498.77

Average cost per trip - $2,899.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 372 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - spouse, Laurie Porter-other-security

Travel Cost - $6,151.12
Lodging Cost - $1,473.69
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $9,776.63

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - February 1, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - Legislative Dinner
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $123.20
Meal Cost - $20.61
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $143.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Education Finance Council
Dates - March 11, 2004 - March 12, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speak at their Annual Membership Conference
Notes - Depart Washington, DC (DCA) for Phoenix, AZ (PHX) and returns back to Dulles Intl Airport (IAD)

Travel Cost - $1,818.20
Lodging Cost - $497.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,315.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Workforce Assn
Dates - December 4, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - Guest speaker at the 3rd Annual National Workforce Association Conference
Notes - Washington Reagan to St Petersburg and return to Washington Reagan

Travel Cost - $1,023.20
Lodging Cost - $336.90
Meal Cost - $95.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,455.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Railroads
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 20, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington Reagan - Orlando, FL - return

Travel Cost - $176.90
Lodging Cost - $461.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $807.90

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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Video games: New literacy for a complex world

Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

Recent Posts