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TIAHRT, TODD W, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $72,011.41

Average cost per trip - $5,539.34
Total number of days spent traveling - 63 days
Rank of representative - 70 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - conservative members retreat, educational
Notes - other costs were audiovisuals and incidentals

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $234.86
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $637.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - aviation industry conference
Notes - spouse Vicki Tiahart

Travel Cost - $9,706.00
Lodging Cost - $2,996.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,102.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - W.O. Farber Center
Dates - February 16, 2004 - February 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Vermillion, SD - Wichita, KS

Purpose - to speak at the Farber Forum at the University of South Dakota
Notes -

Travel Cost - $819.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $844.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - took wife, Vicki Tiahrt

Travel Cost - $3,100.00
Lodging Cost - $1,225.00
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,375.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $367.06
Meal Cost - $210.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $577.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bombardier Aerospace
Dates - August 14, 2000 - August 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - to see Bombardier's HQ and manufacturing industry
Notes - took wife, Vicki Tiahrt

Travel Cost - $5,678.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,678.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Aviation Issues conference
Notes - Spouse Vicki Tiahrt accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,200.00
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,025.00

Additional family members - Yes


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 Vicki Tiahrt, and sons John and Luke accompanied. Meal costs included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $504.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,454.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - spouse Vicki Tiahrt accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,717.84
Lodging Cost - $1,110.00
Meal Cost - $875.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,702.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for First Principles
Dates - August 13, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic - Vienna, Austria - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - to enhance relations between America and New Europe
Notes - with spouse Vicki

Travel Cost - $15,609.44
Lodging Cost - $1,566.00
Meal Cost - $644.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,819.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2003 Congressional Retreat
Notes - with spouse Vicki and children John and Luke - lodging cost includes meals

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,149.21

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Congress Class Retreat
Notes - DCA - Scottsdale, AZ - Wichita, KS

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $567.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

Additional family members - No

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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.