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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 |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.