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SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH, Republican Party
Idaho

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $18,522.93

Average cost per trip - $2,315.37
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 319 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Futures Industry Assn's Washington Outlook
Notes - "other" expenses is for "golf and transportation"

Travel Cost - $1,620.90
Lodging Cost - $994.52
Meal Cost - $161.34
Other Cost - $175.44
Total Cost - $2,952.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Bipartisan agriculture committee retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $265.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Orthodontists
Dates - January 25, 2001 - January 26, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - speaking at leadership conference
Notes - destination not specified

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - British Nuclear Fuels, Ltd.
Dates - August 31, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - West Cumbria, England

Purpose - visiting British nuclear fuels, nuclear facilities in Sellafield, England.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,150.00
Lodging Cost - $1,040.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,590.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Speaking at Futures Industry Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $544.90
Lodging Cost - $1,560.48
Meal Cost - $357.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,463.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association for Research Otolaryngology
Dates - February 22, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - to speak to physicians dedicated to research and funding for ear - nose throat related disorders
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,196.00
Lodging Cost - $292.00
Meal Cost - $92.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians
Dates - March 19, 2004 - March 22, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - spoke to doctors regarding congressional issues in the health care field and issues related to the labor health and human services subcommittees
Notes - [Amended in personal financial disclosure statemetn to show sponsor name]

Travel Cost - $837.90
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $210.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,547.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 9, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - not specified

Purpose - To speak at the August 10th breakfast session of the 22nd International Sweetener symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $181.50
Meal Cost - $93.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $274.50

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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

    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.
  • 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.