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Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation - $42,336.42 spent on 21 trips
67.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
32.4% spent on Republican Party

BOSWELL, LEONARD L - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Roundtable discussion on the 2002 Farm Bill and pheasant hunt
Total Cost - $525.23

BOYD, F ALLEN JR - Democratic Party
March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
GA
Purpose - informative
Total Cost - $2,389.00

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
West Afton, IA
Purpose - Town hall meeting
Total Cost - $700.76

FLETCHER, ERNIE - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Roundtable discussion of Farm Bill and event for Foundation
Total Cost - $591.23

HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN) - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Pheasant hunt. Fundraising for CSF.
Total Cost - $591.23

HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN) - Republican Party
March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Hawk's Kay, FL
Purpose - as a co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's caucus, my presence was required at their annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,992.44

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
GA
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $2,723.50

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
March 23, 2003 - March 25, 2003 (3 days)
Cabin Bluff, GA
Purpose - Address Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Summit
Total Cost - $2,857.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Roundtable discussion
Total Cost - $892.01

SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
March 20, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (2 days)
Duck Key, FL
Purpose - to bring leaders from outdoor industry and conservation organizations together to discuss issues facing America's sporting traditions
Total Cost -

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
March 23, 2003 - March 26, 2003 (4 days)
Jacksonville, FL
Purpose - Conference on Conservation Issues..
Total Cost - $2,458.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
April 14, 2000 - April 15, 2000 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - provide legislative perspective on hunting and other sportsmen-related issues
Total Cost - $1,715.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
July 27, 2001 - July 29, 2001 (3 days)
Groton, CT
Purpose - to meet with leaders from the outdoor industry and conservation organizations to discuss the challenge facing American's sporting traditions
Total Cost - $2,427.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - To host and participate in a day of sporting clays wine tasting, dinner and auction to benefit the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.
Total Cost - $2,859.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - to participate in a meeting with the Iowa wine industry representative, visit conservation project and hold meetings with resource organization representatives.
Total Cost - $591.23

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 14, 2002 - March 15, 2002 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - speak to hunting industry on the importance of the Sportsmen's Caucus
Total Cost - $1,117.30

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 26, 2002 (3 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - roundtable discussion of sportsmen's issues
Total Cost - $1,741.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
August 8, 2003 - August 11, 2003 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Summit discussing legislative issues of importance to the hunting and fishing community
Total Cost - $2,793.11

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Duck Key, FL
Purpose - attend Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,833.64

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
April 27, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (4 days)
Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - attend meeting and seminar with California Wildlife Conservation organizations
Total Cost - $6,166.94

PUTNAM, ADAM H - Republican Party
April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Ridgedale, MO
Purpose - Attend the Annual Meeting of the Foundation; report on activities of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Total Cost - $4,371.80

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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.

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