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ROEMER, TIM, Democratic Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $5,287.16

Average cost per trip - $1,762.39
Total number of days spent traveling - 9 days
Rank of representative - 494 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democrat Leadership Council
Dates - May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Poughkeepsie, NY

Purpose - The DLC Hyde Park retreat
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $358.15
Lodging Cost - $81.59
Meal Cost - $83.35
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $536.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democrat Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - to discuss education, economic and trade issues with democrats in the house of representatives
Notes - 3 children - Patrick, Matthew, Sarah; spouse: Sally; under trans costs -- charter flight =419 -- signature terminal airport 7, transport from airport in Miami to the hotel in Key Largo - 43

Travel Cost - $2,095.00
Lodging Cost - $245.74
Meal Cost - $704.33
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,045.07

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - to contribute to a positive environment for the new congress
Notes - under itinerary: to attend the bipartisan congressional retreat at the Greenbrier; lodging includes meals, transportation includes bus and train; other costs = registration fees for member and spouse; spouse and 4 children

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $1,304.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,706.00

Additional family members - Yes

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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.11.15

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    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    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.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?