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MCCONNELL, MITCH, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $19,161.84

Average cost per trip - $2,129.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 315 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - March 5, 2000 - March 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - to speak at AIPAC's annual Palm Beach Washington Club meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $527.00
Lodging Cost - $223.88
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Peabody Group, St. Louis MO
Dates - February 12, 2001 - February 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Madisonville, KY

Purpose - To announce opening of new Peabody plan in Muhlenberg County, KY
Notes - Madisonville, KY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $354.99
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $354.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - Remarks at Cleveland Committee for AIPAC reception and dinner honoring AIPAC president, Tim Wuliger
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.50
Lodging Cost - $190.24
Meal Cost - $16.57
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,407.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Armenian Assembly of America
Dates - December 8, 2001 - December 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - keynote dinner event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Armenian Independence, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Notes - lodging: senator and wife, Elaine Chao, stayed with a friend. Washington, DC -- Los Angeles, CA -- Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,214.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,214.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 15, 2002 - November 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Remarks at annual "Restoration Weekend" luncheon on Saturday, November 16 at the Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, CA
Notes - Meal and lodging expenses include those of my wife, Elaine Chao, whose attendance was "appropriate to assist in the representation of the Senate (rule 35.2 (d) (f)). Senator's transpiration costs only - that of his wife was paid by NRSC

Travel Cost - $1,134.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $335.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,709.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - annual convention, to be presented with AFBF Distinguished Service Award on 1/6, and to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast 1/7
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,924.50
Lodging Cost - $235.20
Meal Cost - $30.81
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,190.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Attendance at annual Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Congressional Institute is at 401 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Travel Cost - $123.00
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $739.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement and panel participation - AEI World Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,570.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,210.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - Aspen Institute conference related to US/EU/Russia relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,474.15
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,436.15

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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    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?
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    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.
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