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ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $58,918.50

Average cost per trip - $9,819.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 96 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 30, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Langkawi, Malaysia - Singapore

Purpose - educational and meetings with governmental officials
Notes - spouse, Dexter Lehtinen

Travel Cost - $1,426.00
Lodging Cost - $1,026.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,602.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund of Aish Ha Torah, IDT Corporation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 24, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - to strengthen the relationship between Israel and the Hispanic community. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen received the Friend of Zion Award at ceremony from the municipality of Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Fund
Notes - spouse, Dexter and children, Amanda and Patricia; return trip paid for by another sponsor, the US -Korean Exchange Council, under other expenses -- gifts for family (religious books), other transportation costs: helicopter to Masada plant to Golan Heights

Travel Cost - $5,173.00
Lodging Cost - $1,686.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $4,824.00
Total Cost - $13,183.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Purpose - educational and meetings with governmental officials
Notes - spouse, Dexter

Travel Cost - $686.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,226.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - August 25, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - educational and meetings with governmental officials
Notes - spouse, Dexter Lehtinen; under other expenses -- water, cabs, laundry

Travel Cost - $27,000.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $27,960.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Project Interchange, American Jewish Committee
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Notes - Miami - Frankfort - Amman - Tel Aviv - Miami

Travel Cost - $9,077.00
Lodging Cost - $1,722.00
Meal Cost - $420.00
Other Cost - $832.50
Total Cost - $12,051.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - HBO
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 18, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Live taping of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher
Notes - Dulles - Los Angeles / Los Angeles - Miami

Travel Cost - $1,596.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,896.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 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.