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SMITH, ROBERT, Republican Party
New Hampshire

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $16,053.80

Average cost per trip - $2,675.63
Total number of days spent traveling - 15 days
Rank of representative - 348 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,082.00
Lodging Cost - $832.00
Meal Cost - $136.27
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,050.27

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Washington Group International
Dates - August 25, 2000 - August 27, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - British Columbia, Canada

Purpose - overview for senators of work done by wgI and relation to congressional agenda
Notes - Spouse accompanied. Stuart Island

Travel Cost - $6,400.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $420.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,220.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - participate in a congressional leadership educational seminar
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,279.50
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,049.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for the Advancement of Climate Science
Dates - March 3, 2000 - March 3, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Woods Hole, MA

Purpose - climate science briefings to group of senators, staff
Notes -

Travel Cost - $706.75
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $706.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Domestic Petroleum Council
Dates - June 12, 2000 - June 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pascagoula, MS

Purpose - field trip to the Kerr-McGee/Dominion Neptune Star deepwater production plantform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $968.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.28

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - George C. Marshall Institute, American Standard Co
Dates - November 29, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Carlsbad, CA

Purpose - to participate in a symposium on Global Climate Change and industrial Challenges
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,217.00
Lodging Cost - $530.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,047.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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

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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

    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.