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SNYDER, VICTOR F, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $40,864.30

Average cost per trip - $5,108.04
Total number of days spent traveling - 53 days
Rank of representative - 159 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring meeting
Notes - travel from Little Rock to New Orleans was personal and paid for by representative

Travel Cost - $155.00
Lodging Cost - $422.00
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost - $38.00
Total Cost - $758.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland - Tallinn, Estonia

Purpose - conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - other costs for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,105.80
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,305.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - educational
Notes - other expenses are for airport tax

Travel Cost - $1,362.50
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,254.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,039.10
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,564.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,191.90
Lodging Cost - $961.00
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $55.00
Total Cost - $3,682.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose -
Notes - Betsy Singleton, spouse-$400 ground transportation both entered in other category

Travel Cost - $5,038.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $8,763.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - Little Rock AR - Istanbul, Turkey / Istanbul, Turkey - Little Rock, AR Including spouse Donors: Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Pew Charitable Trust, Hewlett Foundation, Mellon Foundation

Travel Cost - $4,481.50
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,131.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 17, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Little Rock, AR - Dublin, Ireland / Dublin, Ireland - Little Rock, AR Including spouse Personal expense: 8/17 - 8/20/05

Travel Cost - $5,242.50
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,404.50

Additional family members - Yes

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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

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    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.
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    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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    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.