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SCHULTZ, DEBBIE WASSERMAN, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $25,729.29

Average cost per trip - $4,288.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 251 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - March 6, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Tour of NYSE (Congressional Trip)
Notes - Ft Lauderdale via New York (LGA) / New York via Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $563.40
Lodging Cost - $358.39
Meal Cost - $237.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,159.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Dates - March 21, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Krakow, Poland - Warsaw, Poland

Purpose - Fact finding mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Krakow, Poland - Warsaw, Poland - Ft Lauderdale, FL

Travel Cost - $4,391.00
Lodging Cost - $564.00
Meal Cost - $166.00
Other Cost - $37.00
Total Cost - $5,158.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Face the Nation CBS News
Dates - March 26, 2005 - March 27, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Press Interview - Live
Notes - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Washington, DC - Ft Lauderdale, FL

Travel Cost - $1,170.98
Lodging Cost - $300.72
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,471.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Visited Chicago Board of Trade
Notes - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $691.90
Lodging Cost - $505.89
Meal Cost - $171.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,369.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Pharmacists Assn
Dates - April 1, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - To provide legislative overview on prescription drug issues
Notes - Ft Lauderdale - Orlando Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $366.21
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $366.21

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Foundation of the US, Robert Bosch Stiftung
Dates - July 5, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Berlin, Germany - Munich, Germany

Purpose - Congressional trip to Congress Bundestag Forum 2005
Notes - Miami - Frankfurt - Berlin - Munich - Miami Including spouse

Travel Cost - $14,090.40
Lodging Cost - $1,641.00
Meal Cost - $401.03
Other Cost - $72.00
Total Cost - $16,204.43

Additional family members -

American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.