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INHOFE, JAMES M, Republican Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $2,561.55

Average cost per trip - $640.39
Total number of days spent traveling - 5 days
Rank of representative - 544 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ocean Spray Cranberry Growers & Citrus Growers Association
Dates - February 21, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - to deliver speech on Wetlands in accordance with my position as Chairman of the subcommittee on clean air, wetlands, private property and nuclear safety of the committee on environment and public works
Notes - Tulsa, OK - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $364.05
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $364.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Petrochemical & Refiners Association
Dates - March 27, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - to deliver speech to their annual meeting at the general session in accordance with my position as chairman of the subcommittee on clean air, wetlands, private property and nuclear safety of the committee on environment and public works
Notes - first class airfare. Tulsa, OK - San Antonio, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,075.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,075.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boeing Inc.
Dates - February 19, 2004 - February 19, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Anaheim, CA

Purpose - Transportation between Boeing's C-17 plant (Long Beach) and Boeing's Battlefield Integration Center Facility (Anaheim)
Notes - Long Beach, CA - Anaheim, CA

Travel Cost - $62.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $62.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation
Dates - April 23, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact-finding mission regarding trade in food and medicine, including policy development
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $410.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,060.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 05.28.15

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