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SANDLIN, MAX, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $16,533.51

Average cost per trip - $2,361.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 343 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - El Paso Energy Corporation
Dates - December 3, 2001 - December 4, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,568.82
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,898.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - November 11, 2001 - November 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - Yucca Mountain, NV

Purpose - fact finding program to Yucca Mountain, NV
Notes -

Travel Cost - $429.25
Lodging Cost - $557.59
Meal Cost - $268.86
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,255.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Life Insurance Co.
Dates - June 19, 2001 - June 19, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $226.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $226.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Washington outlook program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,761.50
Lodging Cost - $1,692.91
Meal Cost - $186.68
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,641.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados

Purpose - US relations with governments of Antigua and Barbados
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,118.00
Lodging Cost - $1,659.15
Meal Cost - $139.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,916.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - dialogue between business leaders and government officials regarding stimulating economy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,032.00
Lodging Cost - $1,543.05
Meal Cost - $525.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,100.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Shreveport, LA - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - congressional tour of I-49 route
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.05
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $110.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,495.44

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    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?