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WILSON, HEATHER A, Republican Party
New Mexico

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $11,945.93

Average cost per trip - $2,986.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 405 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - Education foundation
Notes - Spouse Jay Hone accompanied. Other expenses are for entry fees, tour guide tipping honorarium and admission

Travel Cost - $6,823.20
Lodging Cost - $1,011.00
Meal Cost - $1,391.30
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $10,211.50

Additional family members - No


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 Jay Hone, and children Joshua and Caitlin Hone attended. Disclosed costs don't reflect food lodging or transportation costs for family members.

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Real Time with Bill Maher-Los Angeles, CA
Dates - September 19, 2003 - September 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - appeared as guest on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss public policy issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $585.88
Lodging Cost - $213.55
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $799.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arizona Chamber of Commerce
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - 2003 Heritage Award event honoring Craig Barrett
Notes - Chamber of commerce paid for the hotel room only

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $149.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $149.00

Additional family members - No

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In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.