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BOXER, BARBARA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $75,183.57

Average cost per trip - $4,698.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 73 days
Rank of representative - 62 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - To attend the JFK/School/Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied. At Turnberry Isle.

Travel Cost - $1,228.09
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $869.36
Other Cost - $79.95
Total Cost - $3,436.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - Conference on the Convergence of U.S. National Security and the Global Environment
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,975.60
Lodging Cost - $1,443.00
Meal Cost - $1,920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,338.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Conference on U.S. Policy toward Cuba
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,811.10
Lodging Cost - $2,240.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,671.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - November 11, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - Speak at an AIPAC conference
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,725.22
Lodging Cost - $1,002.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,728.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - conference on the convergence of U.S. national security and the global environment
Notes - Husband Stewart accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,720.82
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,000.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - California Trade
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $758.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $352.00
Total Cost - $1,910.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference on Islam
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $2,220.20
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,345.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - Participate in conference on global environment
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $4,091.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,241.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 26, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference in U.S. policy toward Columbia
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $2,696.96
Lodging Cost - $2,720.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,016.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 15, 2002 - August 20, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To attend a conference on US-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $4,565.00
Lodging Cost - $2,095.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,260.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Westin Mission Hills, CA

Purpose - California delegation retreat, 2003
Notes - Actual reimbursement-traveled with spouse Steward Boxer-does not specify whether costs are separate or together

Travel Cost - $88.86
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $756.36
Other Cost - $40.74
Total Cost - $1,285.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nevada Democratic Party
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 21, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs are for roundtrip air travel from San Francisco CA to Las Vegas NV and hotel accommodation for self and spouse.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Sierra Club Environmental Law Program
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Sundance, UT

Purpose - At attend a conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,126.80
Lodging Cost - $1,001.18
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,347.98

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
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,440.68
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $1,818.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,208.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - SS & K
Dates - June 1, 2005 - June 1, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak at 100 Days of Action event to benefit Genocide Intervention Fund
Notes -

Travel Cost - $381.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $381.00

Additional family members - No


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 - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,050.00
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,012.00

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
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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.