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HATCH, ORRIN GRANT, Republican Party
Utah

Total number of trips - 39
Total cost of trips - $37,878.88

Average cost per trip - $971.25
Total number of days spent traveling - 88 days
Rank of representative - 170 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - California Republican Party
Dates - February 5, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - deliver speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legion
Dates - September 4, 2000 - September 5, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - deliver speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,186.50
Lodging Cost - $96.27
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,282.77

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - College of William and Mary
Dates - May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - deliver speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $90.00
Lodging Cost - $1,067.65
Meal Cost - $448.71
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,606.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nevada Chapter of Federal Bar Association
Dates - February 24, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - deliver speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $265.00
Lodging Cost - $375.00
Meal Cost - $375.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,015.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - April 21, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $550.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $550.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mortons Restaurant Group, Inc.
Dates - July 13, 2001 - July 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Albany, NY

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $394.10
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $394.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Utah Women
Dates - October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,079.00
Lodging Cost - $207.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,286.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Graceland University
Dates - May 19, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lamoni, IA

Purpose - Commencement Address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,083.38
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,083.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hilde Gerst Political Roundtable
Dates - March 17, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participation in political roundtable
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates.

Travel Cost - $299.50
Lodging Cost - $380.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $679.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Entertainment Buyers Association
Dates - October 7, 2001 - October 8, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates.

Travel Cost - $150.00
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wingate University
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monroe, NC

Purpose - Commencement Address
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates.

Travel Cost - $1,132.50
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,251.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 25, 2001 - January 27, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - Speech, participation in Annual Meeting
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates.

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost - $560.00
Meal Cost - $420.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,380.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pfizer, Inc.
Dates - October 17, 2002 - October 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Pfizer Medical Futures Forum - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $69.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $569.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participation in forum (four day event)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $1,236.00
Meal Cost - $375.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,711.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Recording Merchandisers
Dates - March 10, 2002 - March 11, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at NARM 44th Annual Convention and Trade Show
Notes - NARM paid for 1/2 airfare for one-way ticket from SLC to San Francisco; IWLA paid for other 1/2 of airfare, report filed. Amendment changed year from 2003 to 2002

Travel Cost - $114.00
Lodging Cost - $569.08
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $683.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Warehouse Logistics Association
Dates - March 10, 2002 - March 11, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at IWLA Annual Convention
Notes - NARM paid for 1/2 airfare for one-way ticket from SLC to San Francisco; IWLA paid for other 1/2 of airfare, report filed - Amendment changed year from 2003 to 2002'

Travel Cost - $114.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $164.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Academy of Arts
Dates - February 20, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $496.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $496.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Alabama School of Law
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $574.50
Lodging Cost - $370.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $945.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas General Counsel
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Austin, TX

Travel Cost - $1,535.81
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,535.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Houston Law Center
Dates - March 29, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Austin, TX - Houston, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,055.12
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,055.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Basic Books
Dates - May 4, 2003 - May 4, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Book Expo convention -- speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City

Travel Cost - $153.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $153.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wiltel Communications
Dates - May 9, 2003 - May 9, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Tulsa, OK

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Tulsa, OK - Salt Lake City, UT

Travel Cost - $2,107.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,107.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wiltel Communications
Dates - May 11, 2003 - May 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - return from speaking engagement
Notes - scheduled to fly back with Leucadia, but their plane had mechanical difficulties so flew back with Wiltel. Salt Lake City, UT -Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,213.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,213.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Utah Jazz
Dates - June 26, 2003 - June 26, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - McLeansboro, IL

Purpose - attend memorial service for MRs. Bobbye Sloan, wife of Jerry Sloan, head coach of the Utah Jazz
Notes - Salt Lake City - Evansville, IN - McLeansboro, Il roundtrip

Travel Cost - $693.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $693.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Nutritional Foods Association
Dates - June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,356.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,356.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Glaxo-SmithKline
Dates - February 23, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - attend and speak at GPAOne Company CEO Roundtable and retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,048.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,078.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Leucadia National Corporation
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - speech to Leucadia Corporation executives. Speech was on April 2, but Hatch stayed until April 5 at no additional expense to Leucadia. Leucadia's plane would have returned to DC on April 5 regardless of whether or not Sen. Hatch had been on board
Notes - Washington, DC - Salt Lake City, UT

Travel Cost - $1,041.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,041.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - June 11, 2004 - June 14, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - speech and meet with executives of Microsoft Corporation and Real Networks
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $1,058.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,058.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Huntsman Chemical Corporation
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 12, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Hatch accompanied - expenses listed are for senator and Mrs. Hatch, 2 plane tickets at $2006.70 each. Salt Lake City, UT - Houston, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $4,013.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,013.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Real Networks
Dates - June 11, 2004 - June 14, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - speech and meet with executives of Microsoft Corporation and Real Networks - reimbursement is for airfare for Mrs. Hatch who accompanied and participated in this trip. Washington, DC - Seattle, WA
Notes - Mrs. Hatch accompanied

Travel Cost - $606.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $606.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Recording Merchandisers
Dates - January 2, 2002 - January 2, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Paid half of roundtrip plane ticket from Salt Lake City, Utah to San Francisco, CA for speaking engagement and lodging. Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Warehouse Logistics Association
Dates - January 2, 2002 - January 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Paid half of roundtrip plane ticket from San Francisco, CA to Washington DC for speaking engagements. Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Basic Books
Dates - October 18, 2002 - October 18, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Appearance
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed. Costs for one way air travel in connection with appearance. New York, NY - Washington DC

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Basic Books
Dates - October 22, 2002 - October 22, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Appearance. Washington, DC - New York, NY
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed. Costs for round trip air travel, lodging and meals, in connection with appearance

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - LDS Church
Dates - February 26, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose -
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - San Diego, CA

Travel Cost - $553.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $553.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Leucadia Natl Corp
Dates - February 27, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Speech to Leucadia executives in Salt Lake City (accompanied by Mrs. Hatch)
Notes - San Diego, CA - Salt Lake City - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,579.58
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,579.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $911.80
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $568.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,581.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Packard & Assoc
Dates - February 26, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Airfare for Mrs. Hatch to accompany Senator Hatch for speech at the commemoration of the contributions of the US Mormon Battalion
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - San Diego, CA

Travel Cost - $553.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $553.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Republican Committee of Allegheny County
Dates - February 21, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - Speak at the Allegheny County Republican Lincoln Day dinner
Notes - Washington, DC - Pittsburgh, PA - Washington, DC This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No

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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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.