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QUINN, JACK, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $30,812.36

Average cost per trip - $3,851.55
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 215 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - July 14, 2001 - July 15, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - recipient of annual award and speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $160.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $160.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Beth Quinn accompanied. Other costs are for car rental.

Travel Cost - $3,380.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $355.00
Other Cost - $240.00
Total Cost - $4,695.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - April 15, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Cherbourg, France

Purpose - fact finding trip to European Nuclear sites
Notes - Spouse Mary Beth Quinn accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,406.40
Lodging Cost - $1,625.00
Meal Cost - $1,100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,131.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - other costs are for transportation to and from the airport.

Travel Cost - $979.50
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $385.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $2,364.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Railway Progress Institute
Dates - April 3, 2002 - April 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kiawah Island, SC

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $968.50
Lodging Cost - $231.99
Meal Cost - $185.85
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,386.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - spouse, Mary Beth Quinn accompanied. Transport costs include rental car.

Travel Cost - $892.91
Lodging Cost - $1,248.00
Meal Cost - $516.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,656.91

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads (AAR)
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaker on panel and site visit - Annual conference for legislation - Discussion of TEALU Bill in 2005 and grade crossing safety. Also discussed and visited remote control devices
Notes - Buffalo, NY - Palm Beach, FL - Buffalo, NY

Travel Cost - $431.60
Lodging Cost - $1,036.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost - $171.00
Total Cost - $2,298.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Restoration weekend - retreat for policy and legislative review discussion of homeland security border safety "Al Qaeda 6" in Lackawanna, NY - FBI, CIA cooperation
Notes - Buffalo, NY - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Buffalo, NY

Travel Cost - $215.41
Lodging Cost - $904.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,119.61

Additional family members - No

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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

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  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.02.15

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    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.