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PRICE, DAVID E, Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $119,178.76

Average cost per trip - $6,272.57
Total number of days spent traveling - 96 days
Rank of representative - 26 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Morocco - Tunisia - Kuwait - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,984.18
Lodging Cost - $1,319.92
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,304.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $4,805.78
Lodging Cost - $1,288.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,293.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - DLC Spring retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $245.50
Lodging Cost - $673.12
Meal Cost - $296.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,215.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale Alumni Association
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Haven, CT

Purpose - Speech at Yale Political Science Alumni Reunion
Notes - Other expenses for registration and meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $308.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - Participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $5,104.60
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $3,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,804.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 25, 2002 - April 27, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - political fact-finding
Notes - 4/27 at own expense. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $540.47
Lodging Cost - $552.80
Meal Cost - $233.93
Other Cost - $45.34
Total Cost - $1,372.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kuwait - Lebanon - Israel

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $9,907.87
Lodging Cost - $818.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $102.05
Total Cost - $10,827.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - accompanied by spouse Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $13,109.16
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,909.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - May 2, 2002 - May 8, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Syria - Beirut, Lebanon - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,295.55
Lodging Cost - $531.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,826.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price, other-not specified

Travel Cost - $4,996.18
Lodging Cost - $1,960.00
Meal Cost - $3,420.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $10,426.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price, other-not specified

Travel Cost - $4,656.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $8,381.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - conduct a forum at the Miller Center
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $124.80
Lodging Cost - $198.01
Meal Cost - $34.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $356.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $4,510.20
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $3,936.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,721.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $3,192.96
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $1,980.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,097.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Historical memory and healing retreat for Members of Congress
Notes - Raleigh, NC - Charleston, SC - Raleigh, NC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $502.48
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,227.48

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - 7th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL - Washington, DC Including spouse *Member personally paid $1000.00 for the cost of chartered airfare.

Travel Cost - $930.00
Lodging Cost - $268.10
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,458.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - 7th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $930.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $124.00
Total Cost - $1,582.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 30, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland - Shannon, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Raleigh, NC - Dublin, Ireland (traveled to Shannon, Ireland at personal expense) Shannon, Ireland - Raleigh, NC Including spouse Personal expense: 8/27 - 8/30/05

Travel Cost - $5,502.00
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $2,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,864.00

Additional family members - Yes

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.

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