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THUNE, JOHN, Republican Party
South Dakota

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $15,711.64

Average cost per trip - $2,244.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 355 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Bond Market Association
Dates - January 30, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding/education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $430.50
Lodging Cost - $310.64
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $806.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - agriculture committee planning
Notes - transportation is for bus ride

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $30.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yorba Linda Friends Church
Dates - December 2, 2001 - December 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,598.75
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,898.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Kimberley Thune accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,256.00
Lodging Cost - $1,125.00
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,331.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yorba Linda Friends Church
Dates - November 2, 2001 - November 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - filed 5/8/02

Travel Cost - $1,598.75
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,898.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Attend a legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,683.00
Lodging Cost - $1,844.00
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,847.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Grain & Feed Assn
Dates - March 31, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - To serve on a panel at National Grain & Feed Association's annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,800.00
Lodging Cost - $850.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,900.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.