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KING, STEVEN A, Republican Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $46,261.21

Average cost per trip - $5,782.65
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 136 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Assn (AAA), Australian Govt
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia

Purpose - Fact finding mission for agriculture and trade
Notes - 2/19 DC - Sydney, Australia 2/20 / Sydney, Australia 2/27 - DC 2/27 *Transportation expenses were the only expenses covered by AAA

Travel Cost - $25,852.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $25,852.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $226.80
Lodging Cost - $414.63
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,289.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Cambridge, MD - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $127.50
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $534.36
Other Cost - $78.26
Total Cost - $1,040.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Des Moines - Tel Aviv - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $7,046.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $10,489.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Assn
Dates - June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Educational, public policy
Notes - Des Moines - Chicago - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,164.09
Lodging Cost - $488.33
Meal Cost - $57.38
Other Cost - $309.33
Total Cost - $4,019.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Educational, public policy, 2003 Congressional Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,063.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting between Members of Congress and business community leaders on matters of public policy relating to business and the economy.
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $663.00
Lodging Cost - $707.88
Meal Cost - $215.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,585.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Eagle Forum
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 25, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - St Louis, MO

Purpose - Public policy forum
Notes - Washington, DC - St Louis, MO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $578.40
Lodging Cost - $212.36
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $920.76

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.