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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 |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.