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NELSON, E BENJAMIN, Democratic Party
Nebraska

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $34,287.44

Average cost per trip - $2,285.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 188 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Big Horn Canyon Ranch Hunting Club
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sheridan, WY

Purpose - to address members of BHCRHC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,198.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,353.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clean Fuels Development
Dates - May 6, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - deliver keynote address to annual event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $15.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $45.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jim Jansen
Dates - August 9, 2002 - August 15, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moose Lake, AK

Purpose - Fact-finding on Alaska issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mass Mutual Insurance
Dates - May 5, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To deliver a speech to the Association of Life Insurance Council
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,598.50
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,348.50

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,037.60
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,162.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - State Bar Association of Texas
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 13, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,583.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,618.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,122.60
Lodging Cost - $470.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,642.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kutak Rock
Dates - October 12, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sioux City, IA

Purpose - Speaking engagement on conflict in Iraq, speaking engagement at Ponca State Park dedication ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,833.88
Lodging Cost - $35.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,898.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mid American Energy Holdings Company
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Camilla, GA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,128.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Luncheon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $602.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $627.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - To receive the Friend of Zion Award
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost - $7,800.00
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $1,050.00
Total Cost - $12,850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $129.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $127.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $217.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Manufacturers
Dates - March 31, 2005 - April 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak to the Board of Directors during their Full Board session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $516.22
Lodging Cost - $1,001.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,517.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Behlen Manufacturing Co
Dates - December 29, 2004 - January 3, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Advisory board meeting
Notes - Omaha, NE - Naples, FL - Omaha, NE Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - Yes

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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.