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BEAN, MELISSA L, Democratic Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $6,834.82

Average cost per trip - $1,708.71
Total number of days spent traveling - 11 days
Rank of representative - 473 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Common Wealth Fund JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - To attend Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Chicago, IL - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Aventura, FL - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Chicago, IL Personal Expense 1/12

Travel Cost - $1,118.36
Lodging Cost - $1,473.39
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $145.96
Total Cost - $3,670.11

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Congressional Member Visit
Notes - Chicago, IL - New York, NY -- Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $497.20
Lodging Cost - $358.39
Meal Cost - $46.47
Other Cost - $123.80
Total Cost - $1,025.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Dates - April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $151.74
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $351.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 30, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA

Travel Cost - $1,313.10
Lodging Cost - $283.37
Meal Cost - $179.64
Other Cost - $11.00
Total Cost - $1,787.11

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.