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CORNYN, JOHN, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $73,859.22

Average cost per trip - $4,103.29
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 64 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Dallas Prayer Breakfast
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 25, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $89.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bo Pilgrim, Pilgrims Pride
Dates - November 20, 2003 - November 20, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement at Dallas Baptist University
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,446.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,446.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Jewish Coalition
Dates - January 31, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speaker at annual RJC conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,200.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Toyota Corporation
Dates - February 10, 2003 - February 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - speaker at announcement ceremony for new Toyota manufacturing plant in San Antonio
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $2,966.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,966.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washingtons Birthday Celebration Association
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Laredo, TX

Purpose - keynote speaker at International Bridge Ceremony
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $139.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - attended the Business Roundtable's Congress and The Economy program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $989.00
Lodging Cost - $707.88
Meal Cost - $215.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,911.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orange County, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - good faith estimate. McAllen, TX - Orange County, CA

Travel Cost - $2,216.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,236.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 6, 2004 - January 6, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $12,861.42
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $357.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,818.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Review of Law and Politics
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speak to Texas Review of Law and Politics
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $920.00
Meal Cost - $292.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,212.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Larry Benson, LP Investments
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 2, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Portrait hanging at St. Mary's Law School and speak at Center for Terrorism Opening
Notes - Washington, DC - San Antonio

Travel Cost - $756.69
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $756.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Patrick Kennedy, Jr.
Dates - May 15, 2004 - May 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speak at the Trinity University Commencement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute on Congress and American History
Dates - June 13, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Speak to the Institute on Congress and American History
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $110.00
Meal Cost - $99.34
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $209.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stanford Financial Group
Dates - November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose - Financial services industry fact-finding mission hosted by constituent company with substantial operations on site
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,157.00
Lodging Cost - $2,844.00
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $180.00
Total Cost - $7,441.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Speak to the Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)
Dates - October 23, 2004 - October 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Give remarks to the AIPAC Senate Club (part of the AIPAC National Summit)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $587.46
Lodging Cost - $155.94
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $743.40
Total Cost - $1,486.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce - Borderfest Border Texan of the Year Committee
Dates - March 1, 2005 - March 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hidalgo, TX

Purpose - Receive 2005 Border Texan of the Year Award and speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $22,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $22,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,586.15
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $5,748.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,786.15
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,748.15

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.