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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 | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
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    Is school funding fair?

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