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THOMAS, CRAIG, Republican Party
Wyoming

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $30,665.85

Average cost per trip - $3,066.59
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 217 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - speak at American Farm Bureau water quality conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,436.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,436.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tom Brown, Inc
Dates - June 9, 2001 - June 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speak at Annual Independent Petroleum Assoc. of Mountain States (IPAMS) meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,500.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,500.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - M&N Equipment, LLC
Dates - August 23, 2001 - August 23, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Casper, WY

Purpose - Participate in ceremony for training center
Notes -

Travel Cost - $759.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $759.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - September 1, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - speak at annual event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $282.50
Lodging Cost - $205.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $487.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in a congressional conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,190.47
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,315.47

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Colorado River Water Users Assoc.
Dates - December 16, 2002 - December 17, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - To attend annual meeting of Colorado River Users Assoc. giving a speech and participating in panel discussions
Notes -

Travel Cost - $220.50
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost - $58.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $373.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Asia Foundation
Dates - March 23, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Ankara, Turkey - Cappadocia, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,743.00
Lodging Cost - $550.00
Meal Cost - $167.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,460.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Independent Petroleum Association of America
Dates - August 21, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - To give keynote address at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,340.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,340.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Fact finding - Attend conference on US Policy in Latin America
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,274.63
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $1,818.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,042.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speech at International Sweetener Symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost - $682.75
Lodging Cost - $169.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $951.75

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

    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.