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HARKIN, THOMAS RICHARD, Democratic Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $15,599.26

Average cost per trip - $3,119.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 356 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Longshoremen's Association
Dates - July 18, 2000 - July 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - address convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,007.75
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,007.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Corn Growers Association
Dates - February 26, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - attend conferences and receive award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,114.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $2,139.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 21, 2003 - April 24, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,444.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $342.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,386.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)
Dates - December 2, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Wellington, New Zealand

Purpose - Speaking engagement at the Parliamentarians for Global Action 26th Annual Forum. Senator Harkin is a member of PGA's International Council
Notes - Senator Harkin personally paid for his stay in New Zealand from December 7-12, 2004. The Parliamentarians for Global Action paid for the roundtrip ticket which did not result in an incremental increase in expense for the roundtrip ticket due to the depart

Travel Cost - $8,855.00
Lodging Cost - $252.51
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,217.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Food Prize
Dates - March 14, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Des Moines, IA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $849.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $849.00

Additional family members - No

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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

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  • 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

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  • 05.28.15

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