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LUNGREN, DANIEL E, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $17,721.11

Average cost per trip - $2,531.59
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 329 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Committee on Homeland Security retreat
Notes - Rayburn Horseshoe Washington, DC - Queenstown, MD - Rayburn Horseshoe Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fletcher Jones Foundation
Dates - February 17, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Board member meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Los Angeles, CA - Sacramento - Washington, DC Personal Expense 2/19 to 2/27

Travel Cost - $508.40
Lodging Cost - $166.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $675.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 17, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - New Members Retreat
Notes - Rayburn Horseshoe - Baltimore, MD - Rayburn HOB

Travel Cost - $26.00
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost - $148.00
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $408.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bar Assn, Venable Law Firm
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Asheville, NC

Purpose - To speak at a spring conference for Venable Law Firm and American Bar Association
Notes - Washington, DC - Asheville, NC - Washington, DC *We have not received an itemized accounting of the expenses for this trip and this is our best estimate. As soon as we know more fully we will disclose the exact amounts.

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fletcher Jones Foundation
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 3, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Board meeting and events surrounding meeting for Fletcher Jones Foundation
Notes - Sacramento, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Sacramento, CA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $481.34
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $881.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Newark, NJ - various places in Israel including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Golan Heights, Ramallah, Gaza- Newark, NJ - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,079.10
Lodging Cost - $2,640.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,447.46
Total Cost - $14,415.04

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Fletcher Jones Board
Dates - September 16, 2005 - September 18, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - To attend board meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Los Angeles, CA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $546.97
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $586.97

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.