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TANCREDO, THOMAS GERARD, Republican Party
Colorado

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $39,854.09

Average cost per trip - $4,981.76
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 163 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's International Economic Forum
Dates - April 12, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Egypt

Purpose - congressional fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 5, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - United Arab Emirates - Qatar - Lebanon

Purpose - congressional fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,150.00
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,480.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Associations
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Ankara, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - Fact-finding trip caucus on US-Turkish Relations
Notes - Jackie Tancredo, spouse, accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,708.66
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $308.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,616.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 15, 2003 - April 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Heidelberg, Germany

Purpose - Attend 20th Annual Congress Berndestag Seminar
Notes - Jackie Tancredo, spouse

Travel Cost - $1,815.00
Lodging Cost - $180.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,065.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federation of American Immigration Reform
Dates - June 3, 2004 - June 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ - Denver, CO

Purpose - to be a speaker at an event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $669.20
Lodging Cost - $95.25
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $819.45

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Airbus
Dates - August 15, 2004 - August 24, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Toulouse, France

Purpose - Aviation fact finding visit to Airbus Headquarters
Notes - Denver - Washington - Paris - Toulouse - Toulouse - Paris - Washington - Denver Personal Expense 8/19 - 8/21

Travel Cost - $10,880.80
Lodging Cost - $508.78
Meal Cost - $322.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,712.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jasper County Republican Central Committee
Dates - February 12, 2005 - February 13, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - MO

Purpose - Keynote Speaker for Jasper County Lincoln Day Dinner
Notes - Denver - Missouri - Denver

Travel Cost - $560.80
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $760.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation
Dates - April 23, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - LA - DC 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 - No

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science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
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