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TIERNEY, JOHN, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $47,956.81

Average cost per trip - $6,850.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 37 days
Rank of representative - 132 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of Bell Retirees
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 11, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - To speak on retiree health bill introduced by Congressman Tierney
Notes - May 11 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $847.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $847.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - with spouse Patrice

Travel Cost - $3,974.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,974.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - with spouse Patrice - other covered ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,286.60
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,126.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New England Board of Higher Education
Dates - September 27, 2003 - September 27, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - New England Board of Higher Education in cooperation with The College Board conference on "Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, The New England Impact."
Notes - with spouse Patrice

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $201.29
Meal Cost - $54.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $255.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - spouse Patrice Tierney

Travel Cost - $3,276.02
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,896.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Education Reform
Notes - Boston, MA - Cancun, Mexico - Boston, MA

Travel Cost - $2,377.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,097.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes - Boston, MA - China - Boston, MA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,398.10
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost - $2,030.00
Total Cost - $20,760.10

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.