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TANNER, JOHN S, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $56,397.80

Average cost per trip - $4,699.82
Total number of days spent traveling - 49 days
Rank of representative - 110 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - meet w/ Winn Dixie officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,129.00
Lodging Cost - $58.00
Meal Cost - $56.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,243.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Restaurant Association
Dates - May 18, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speech, visit trade show, meet with constituents
Notes - Spouse Betty Ann Tanner

Travel Cost - $3,846.00
Lodging Cost - $570.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,666.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronics Industry Alliance
Dates - January 30, 2002 - January 31, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,854.50
Lodging Cost - $335.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,239.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding, education and people-to-people
Notes - other expenses are for local transportation

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $1,285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cigar Association of America
Dates - October 2, 2003 - October 5, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Homestead, VA

Purpose - Give a speech-meet with industry officials
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse

Travel Cost - $1,658.00
Lodging Cost - $1,625.94
Meal Cost - $366.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,650.19

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America
Dates - June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-other expenses forum related activities.

Travel Cost - $2,900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $814.00
Total Cost - $4,964.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Participate in seminar on policy
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $959.20
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $603.56
Other Cost - $140.56
Total Cost - $2,270.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Discuss trade issues with Cuba
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 23, 2003 - March 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Conference on Conservation Issues..
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $792.00
Lodging Cost - $1,666.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,458.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conservation International
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (12 days)
Location(s) - Madagascar - South Africa

Purpose - view international conservation practices and U.S. technical assistance
Notes - other costs were gifts - spouse Betty Ann Tanner

Travel Cost - $14,032.28
Lodging Cost - $1,164.96
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $85.00
Total Cost - $15,762.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industry Association
Dates - January 28, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - participate in leadership forum
Notes - spouse Betty Ann Tanner - other cost for tours with group

Travel Cost - $811.55
Lodging Cost - $649.00
Meal Cost - $625.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $2,175.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - America's Trust Inc
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Seminar on legislative issues; port security, wine industry concerns
Notes - DC - Napa Valley - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,890.16
Lodging Cost - $1,317.44
Meal Cost - $917.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,125.34

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.