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WAMP, ZACH, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $13,609.32

Average cost per trip - $2,268.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 386 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Williams Company
Dates - October 25, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tulsa, OK

Purpose - fact finding - tour of energy plant
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Spouse Kim Wamp accompaied.

Travel Cost - $2,006.96
Lodging Cost - $277.62
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,305.58

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 - for bipartisan retreat
Notes - with spouse Kim and children Weston and Coty Wamp - lodging includes meals cost

Travel Cost - $875.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,101.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Coal Utilization Research Council
Dates - March 28, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - Education & exchange on fossil fuel technologies. Visits & briefings on coal gasification / clean coal / German government energy policy
Notes - Washington, DC - Berlin/Amsterdam - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,718.83
Lodging Cost - $804.00
Meal Cost - $401.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,924.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Center
Dates - February 18, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - To participate in the Keystone Energy Board Winter Conference as a panelist in the Energy Policy plenary session
Notes - Chattanooga, TN - Denver, CO - Chattanooga, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $695.64
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $35.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $730.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - July 25, 2004 - August 4, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Cape Town, South Africa

Purpose - To investigate airport security, border security, port security, the World Food Program and the multi-billion AIDS programs
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Dar Es Salaam - Cape Town - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $2,967.41
Lodging Cost - $109.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,077.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Morgan Keegan
Dates - May 22, 2005 - May 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Homeland security conference keynote address
Notes - WAS - NYP - WAS

Travel Cost - $1,080.65
Lodging Cost - $389.83
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,470.48

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

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.