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SPRATT, JOHN MCKEE JR, Democratic Party
South Carolina

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $16,087.21

Average cost per trip - $4,021.80
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 347 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Public Power Assn.
Dates - June 11, 2000 - June 12, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - APPA's Public Service Award/Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $601.67
Lodging Cost - $73.82
Meal Cost - $24.51
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - Spouse Jane Spratt accompanied, meals included in lodging costs.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Global Policy Institute Middle Powers Initiative
Dates - January 27, 2005 - January 28, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Conference (Nuclear Nonproliferation)
Notes - Washington, DC - Atlanta, GA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $803.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.44
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $853.84

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nature Conservancy
Dates - May 28, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Quito, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

Purpose - Trip to view TNC's natural resource and bio diversity conservation work in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Notes - Washington, DC - Quito, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands - Quito, Ecuador - Washington, DC Including spouse. [Amended Other expenses 7/18/05]

Travel Cost - $12,292.00
Lodging Cost - $823.30
Meal Cost - $147.32
Other Cost - $68.75
Total Cost - $13,331.37

Additional family members - Yes

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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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  • 01.14.15

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  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.