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STEARNS, CLIFFORD B, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $34,937.89

Average cost per trip - $2,911.49
Total number of days spent traveling - 50 days
Rank of representative - 186 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - US-German Roundtable/IMDI Congressional Visit to Liechtenstein
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,500.00
Lodging Cost - $940.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,940.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wine Institute
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - To investigate regulatory issues pertaining to the wine industry, including shipment, international trade, the Market Access Program, and the Endangered Species Act.
Notes - Joan Stearns, spouse, accompanied. Other expense is Lake County Wine Alliance Charity Tickets for spouse and member

Travel Cost - $5,140.00
Lodging Cost - $1,004.64
Meal Cost - $705.90
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $7,000.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Participation in the Prayer, Politics & Reconciliation Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $499.50
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $777.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - January 20, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - IMDI Congressional Visits to Singapore Program
Notes - Lodging $300x4 nights-meals $100x5 meals

Travel Cost - $3,521.30
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,221.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 14, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding Visit
Notes - Other expenses are gratuities, museum tickets

Travel Cost - $2,350.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost - $420.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $3,790.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hollywood, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement at dinner
Notes - Orlando - Hollywood (Ft Lauderdale) - Orlando (all in Florida)

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $221.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $846.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to learn more about current issues facing automobile industry
Notes - Phoenix, AZ - Detroit, MI - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $845.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $265.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,770.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 6, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To participate in panel on high tech issues for the 109th Congress and to learn about other high tech matters
Notes - Member: Washington - Las Vegas - Phoenix Son: Orlando - Las Vegas - Orlando

Travel Cost - $856.62
Lodging Cost - $912.33
Meal Cost - $460.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,228.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - Fact finding to learn about trade and international issues
Notes - Orlando - Washington - Paris - Stuttgart - Gainesville

Travel Cost - $3,980.60
Lodging Cost - $683.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,363.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening Inc
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Ocala - Sea Island, GA - Ocala 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) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Jacksonville - San Diego - DC (Congressman Stearns); Jacksonville - San Diego - Jacksonville (Son - Bundy) 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) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - February 15, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Ocala - Orlando - Ocala 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

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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.