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BUTTERFIELD, G. K., Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $7,731.95

Average cost per trip - $1,932.99
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 460 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Purpose - To attend a Business Roundtable during the Inter-American Economic Council's 2005 Congressional Delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Notes - Washington, DC - Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana - St Johns, Antigua - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,291.70
Lodging Cost - $1,924.69
Meal Cost - $826.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,043.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - June 3, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Participation in the Inter-American Economic Council's IV Annual Business and Investment Roundtable timed to coincide with XXXV regular session of the OAS general assembly
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $463.23
Lodging Cost - $405.16
Meal Cost - $243.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,112.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - To participate in a congressional civil rights pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Alabama

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $863.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 9, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tunica, MS

Purpose - To participate in the Southern Regional Issue Forum and workshop focused on healthcare and educational issues of particular concern to African Americans
Notes - Raleigh, NC - Memphis, TN - Tunica, MS - Raleigh, NC

Travel Cost - $25.53
Lodging Cost - $377.00
Meal Cost - $141.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $713.53

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.