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LOTT, TRENT, Republican Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $36,944.32

Average cost per trip - $3,078.69
Total number of days spent traveling - 40 days
Rank of representative - 175 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Rebel Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, Atlanta, GA
Dates - February 4, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Telluride, CO

Purpose - address winter meeting
Notes - Wife accompanied

Travel Cost - $6,650.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - September 2, 2000 - September 4, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - to address CSX's annual meeting
Notes - Spouse accompanied. Room rate includes meals

Travel Cost - $2,052.00
Lodging Cost - $608.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,660.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American College of Trial Lawyers, Irvine CA
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - To address spring conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,892.50
Lodging Cost - $1,758.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,651.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 27, 2001 - May 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To address CSX's annual meeting
Notes - room rate includes 2 meals a day

Travel Cost - $2,000.00
Lodging Cost - $647.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,647.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Ventura, FL

Purpose - Legislative speaking engagement to Railroad Industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,248.00
Meal Cost - $32.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,180.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Defense Research Institute
Dates - June 6, 2003 - June 8, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - To address regional meeting
Notes - [Sandestin Resport]

Travel Cost - $953.00
Lodging Cost - $468.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,531.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Congressional/Industry workshop
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,370.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 14, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pascagoula, MS

Purpose -
Notes - left purpose blank

Travel Cost - $602.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $602.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AAE/ACI-NA
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - To address conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,616.74
Lodging Cost - $912.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,028.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $549.20
Lodging Cost - $1,383.00
Meal Cost - $510.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,442.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Address Legislative Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,554.00
Meal Cost - $515.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,069.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Popular Culture
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $904.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,632.20

Additional family members - No

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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.