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SOLIS, HILDA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $18,468.54

Average cost per trip - $1,319.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 48 days
Rank of representative - 320 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Laborers' International Union of North America
Dates - January 29, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Key note speaker at regional conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $414.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $434.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $310.50
Lodging Cost - $85.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $395.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - William C. Velasquez Institute
Dates - April 11, 2001 - April 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Not specified

Travel Cost - $802.50
Lodging Cost - $362.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,214.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - location and purpose of this trip were not specified on the disclosure. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $738.69
Lodging Cost - $509.85
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,488.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 2, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Notes - other expenses include airport tax

Travel Cost - $1,523.00
Lodging Cost - $869.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,584.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - May 5, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - participated in conference
Notes - other expenses are for car service

Travel Cost - $195.00
Lodging Cost - $1,037.16
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $644.00
Total Cost - $1,976.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Salvadorean-American National Network, Inter-American Foundation
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - El Salvador - Nicaragua

Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Notes - other expenses are for "airport assistance"

Travel Cost - $847.00
Lodging Cost - $146.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost - $26.00
Total Cost - $1,039.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Latin America Working Group - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - October 10, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - El Paso, TX

Purpose - Fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $773.85
Lodging Cost - $294.53
Meal Cost - $212.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,280.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Educational/Fact finding, Puerto Rico
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,020.00
Lodging Cost - $390.00
Meal Cost - $149.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,559.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference on education reform
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Cancun, Mexico - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $1,216.90
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,076.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation
Dates - July 9, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Miami - Washington, DC Any time not at sponsor's expense: 2 Days This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Drum Major Institute
Dates - June 25, 2005 - June 27, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaker at Public Policy Series
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC Personal expenses: 6-25-05

Travel Cost - $283.90
Lodging Cost - $206.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $490.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amnesty Int'l
Dates - July 2, 2005 - July 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - To speak regarding legislation introduced by her on Ciudad Juarez
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - San Diego - Los Angeles, CA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $470.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $470.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, Service Employee Int'l Union, America's Health Insurance Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Assn, Aetna, Well Point, United Health Group
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $722.66
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost - $223.70
Other Cost - $53.16
Total Cost - $1,458.82

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.