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RYAN, PAUL D, Republican Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $48,294.78

Average cost per trip - $5,366.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 131 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 9, 2001 - August 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Attended conference on health care regarding tax policy and the uninsured
Notes - Spouse Janna Ryan accompanied. No travel costs because Rep. Ryan was in the area on a personal trip. Other costs are for LD telephone charges.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $695.44
Meal Cost - $252.00
Other Cost - $12.34
Total Cost - $959.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama
Notes - spouse, Janna Ryan, other: entry fees (museums)

Travel Cost - $960.00
Lodging Cost - $536.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $1,826.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tax Council
Dates - March 5, 2004 - March 9, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - with spouse Janna

Travel Cost - $1,042.20
Lodging Cost - $412.50
Meal Cost - $280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,734.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 9, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Qatar - Bahrain - United Arab Emirates

Purpose - conference
Notes - 4/6/04 to 4/9/04 at personal expense - with spouse Janna

Travel Cost - $18,179.24
Lodging Cost - $1,189.12
Meal Cost - $432.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,800.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - economic policy retreat
Notes - other not specified

Travel Cost - $146.40
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $227.39
Other Cost - $76.29
Total Cost - $600.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - not specified
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $93.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $382.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Naples, FL

Purpose - Panel participation on Social Security
Notes - Paul: Milwaukee - Ft Lauderdale/Naples - Washington, DC Janna: Milwaukee - Ft Lauderdale/Naples - Milwaukee ** Personal Expense 3/14/05 through 3/10/05

Travel Cost - $850.80
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost - $880.00
Other Cost - $286.64
Total Cost - $2,667.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Claremont Institute for Statesmanship & Political Philosophy
Dates - August 4, 2005 - August 7, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Rep. Ryan spoke at the Claremont Institute's Policy Conference Re: Social Security
Notes - Milwaukee - Aspen - Milwaukee Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,553.16
Lodging Cost - $1,726.20
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,599.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Milwaukee, WI - Tel Aviv, Israel - Milwaukee, WI Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,702.66
Lodging Cost - $2,129.94
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,643.46
Total Cost - $14,724.54

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

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

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    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.
  • 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.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.