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SMITH, CHRISTOPHER H, Republican Party
New Jersey

Total number of trips - 2
Total cost of trips - $2,144.38

Average cost per trip - $1,072.19
Total number of days spent traveling - 4 days
Rank of representative - 559 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Fellowship of Catholic Schools Convention
Dates - September 24, 2004 - September 25, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - Speaking engagement at the Fellowship of Catholic Schools 27th Anniversary Convention
Notes - Dulles, VA - Pittsburgh, PA and back to Dulles, VA

Travel Cost - $1,159.38
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,319.38

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Catholic Pro-Life Committee
Dates - April 9, 2005 - April 10, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Congressman Smith delivered the keynote speech on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the Catholic Pro-Live Committee's Annual Bishop's Dinner and guest speaker at breakfast
Notes - Dulles, VA - Dallas, TX - Dulles, VA **Catholic Pro-Live Committee Donor Mr. Ervin F Price used Aadvantage Certificate to purchase plane tickets

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $825.00

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.