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GRASSLEY, CHARLES E, Republican Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $7,966.38

Average cost per trip - $1,593.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 459 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 14, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Appear on a panel; Receive an award and the accompany my wife to a conference she manages
Notes - lodging cost includes meals

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $710.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - April 23, 2003 - April 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - attend NRA convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,683.50
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,923.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc.
Dates - January 3, 2004 - January 6, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - attend and speak at railroad construction conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $656.22
Meal Cost - $362.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,018.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - July 14, 2001 - July 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - West Point, NY

Purpose - Address the Cooperstown Conference. Cedar Rapids, IA - West Point, NY
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed, costs are for air travel.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,224.20
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $987.96
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,313.91

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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