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WICKER, ROGER F, Republican Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $60,885.23

Average cost per trip - $5,535.02
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 90 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - March 25, 2002 - March 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Galveston, TX

Purpose - to attend 19th annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar
Notes - Spouse accompanied (name not specified.)

Travel Cost - $962.00
Lodging Cost - $493.20
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,555.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To provide a forum for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Notes - Memphis, TN - Naples, FL - Memphis, TN

Travel Cost - $1,352.30
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $507.01
Other Cost - $600.98
Total Cost - $2,828.71

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 22, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the U.S.-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - Memphis, TN connected through Amsterdam Netherlands (NWA) - Venice, Italy (KLM); Return Venice, Italy to Amsterdam, Netherlands (KLM) to Memphis, TN

Travel Cost - $4,683.20
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,688.20

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 (no return)

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $304.47
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $632.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Korea-US Exchange Council, US Malaysia Exchange Assn
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Seoul, South Korea - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Purpose - S.Korea: Meet w/Admin reps, Members of Parliament, Natl Security Advisor, & US Business to discuss US troop presence in Korea/N. Korea nuclear proliferation Malaysia:meet w/Prime Minister & other officials to learn more of the US business & counter-terror
Notes - Washington, DC - Seoul, South Korea - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Langkawi, Malaysia - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $24,125.98
Lodging Cost - $2,534.00
Meal Cost - $686.00
Other Cost - $412.00
Total Cost - $27,757.98

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes - Memphis - Phoenix for Rep Wicker (Return was via new trip) Memphis - Phoenix - Memphis for Gayle Wicker.[assumed city]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US Policy in Latin America in Punta Mita, Mexico
Notes - Phoenix - Puerto Vallarta - Memphis for Rep. Wicker Memphis - Puerto Vallarta - Memphis for Caroline Wicker

Travel Cost - $2,955.84
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $1,616.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,521.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aurora Flight Sciences
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Starkville, MS

Purpose - Deliver speech for Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening at Aurora's Starkville UAV factory.
Notes - Private aircraft was used. Equivalent first class airfare from DCA to GTR. Manassas, VA - Starkville, MS, municipal airstrip

Travel Cost - $616.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $616.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Memphis, TN - Honolulu, HI - Memphis, TN This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Memphis, TN - Dublin, Ireland - Memphis, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,879.30
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,841.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Isle of Capri Corp
Dates - July 30, 2005 - July 31, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - not specified

Purpose - Charity benefit concert for the BB King Museum
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $132.16
Meal Cost - $45.03
Other Cost - $628.00
Total Cost - $805.19

Additional family members - Yes

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science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
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