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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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BURNS, CONRAD R, Republican Party
Montana

Total number of trips - 26
Total cost of trips - $43,885.85

Average cost per trip - $1,687.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 48 days
Rank of representative - 146 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 9, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes - Montanans will be present

Travel Cost - $1,007.00
Lodging Cost - $229.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,236.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 8, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Billings, MT - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking at 2001 International Consumer Electronics show; Montanans will be present.
Notes - Washington, DC - Billings, MT

Travel Cost - $1,056.25
Lodging Cost - $558.00
Meal Cost - $85.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,699.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Plum Creek Timber
Dates - May 31, 2001 - May 31, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kalispell, MT - Helena, MT

Purpose - tour of plant and meeting with board members. Due to scheduling difficulties, no commercial flights available to accommodate the senator's schedule
Notes -

Travel Cost - $62.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $62.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - June 10, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - attend national convention, fact finding, see demonstration of new technology
Notes -

Travel Cost - $688.00
Lodging Cost - $415.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,163.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bresnan Communications
Dates - June 26, 2001 - June 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding and meeting with Stillwater Mining Company of Montana
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $404.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Anschutz Corporation
Dates - June 29, 2001 - June 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Great Falls, MT

Purpose - Montana Business Economic Summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Great Falls, MT

Travel Cost - $1,227.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,227.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Western Wireless
Dates - July 2, 2001 - July 2, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Billings, MT - Miles City, MT - Billings, MT

Purpose - demonstration of high-speed Internet access in Terry, MT, and scheduling difficulties due to lack of commercial flights at the right time
Notes -

Travel Cost - $92.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $92.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - GCI
Dates - July 8, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kenai, AK

Purpose - discussions about GCI bringing business and jobs to Montana
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,372.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,372.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 7, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participate on panel
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $1,479.00
Lodging Cost - $767.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,396.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Money Tree, Inc
Dates - June 16, 2002 - June 16, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Alder, MT

Purpose - Town meeting. Dillon, MT - Alder, MT - Washington DC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $980.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 7, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking on panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,061.50
Lodging Cost - $458.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,519.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jean Sagouspe
Dates - February 17, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Banos, CA

Purpose - Agriculture fact finding with Montanans present
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,327.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,327.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 6, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participate in panel discussion
Notes - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $1,916.50
Lodging Cost - $2,043.75
Meal Cost - $127.22
Other Cost - $22.50
Total Cost - $4,109.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cable and Telecommunications Association
Dates - June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking and participate in roundtable - Montanans present
Notes - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $1,390.00
Lodging Cost - $976.66
Meal Cost - $128.18
Other Cost - $2.00
Total Cost - $2,496.84

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin
Dates - December 15, 2003 - December 15, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Marietta, GA

Purpose - Tour and fact-finding with Montana Company - summit Engineering
Notes -

Travel Cost - $488.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $488.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 3, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Participate in panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,238.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,278.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 18, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participate on panel with Montanans present
Notes - this seems to be the same trip as the previous one, except different costs - but not marked as amended version - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $1,899.40
Lodging Cost - $681.25
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $2,820.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bresnan Communications
Dates - May 21, 2004 - May 21, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Billings, MT - Bozeman, MT

Purpose - Speak at Ground Breaking Ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,152.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,152.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - EDS, AFCEA
Dates - June 20, 2004 - June 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speak at the Navy Marine Corps Intranet Industry Symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost - $831.00
Lodging Cost - $93.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $924.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Grazing Conference
Dates - December 8, 2003 - December 8, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - speaker at National Grazing Conference with Montanans present. Missoula, MT - Nashville, TN - Washington, DC
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $146.83
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $146.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Rural Electric Cooperative Assn
Dates - February 27, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Participate with Montanans in Annual Meeting and receive National Award
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $252.06
Meal Cost - $10.99
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $263.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Dates - February 23, 2005 - February 24, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Participate with Montanans in Rocky Mountain Elk Camp and receive National Award
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $112.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $147.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronics Industries Alliance
Dates - January 26, 2005 - January 31, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Maui, HI

Purpose - Speak at Annual Conference on 109th Congressional Agenda for Commerce Committee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,493.02
Lodging Cost - $1,779.11
Meal Cost - $97.05
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,369.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Prairie Kraft Specialties
Dates - April 2, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Great Falls, MT

Purpose - Fire Danger Fact Finding and Small Airport Aviation Security
Notes - Kalispell, MT - Great Falls, MT - Billings, MT

Travel Cost - $366.53
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $366.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participate on panel. Montanans will be present
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,289.20
Lodging Cost - $681.25
Meal Cost - $270.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,240.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Public Communications Council
Dates - June 17, 2005 - June 17, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Keynote speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,003.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,003.20

Additional family members - No

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

    Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.
  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    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.