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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

American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
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    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.