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Office of

Ray Lahood


Total cost of 64 office trips: $126,063.02


Trips by Ray Lahood
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $58,938.22

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE IN QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: BEIRUT AND ITOO LEBANON; SYRIA
Sponsor: ST. SHARBEL CHURCH IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS; *LEBANESE GOVERNMENT
Purpose: CHURCH DEDICATION KEYNOTE SPEAKER; MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: May 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $6,863.20
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CO-CHAIRMAN, HOUSE RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: PARIS, CHERBOURG, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO EUROPEAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES SITES
Date: Apr 14, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $15,002.40
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: BEIRUT, LEBANON
Sponsor: University of Notre Dame
Purpose: TO GIVE THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT THE 2003-2004 CEREMONY
Date: Jul 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $12,718.70
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Caterpillar Inc
Purpose: SPEECH ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIVATE/PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS TO FURTHER THE WORK ON THE ILLINOIS RIVER
Date: Jan 14, 2005
Expense: $576.39
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $20,708.53
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ray Lahood

Patrick Carroll
Diane Hiesman
Jill Janovetz
Michael King
Diane Liesman
Brad Mcmillan
Joan Mitchell
Jennifer Myers
Maureen Schlicksup
Erin Smith-Reif
Andrea Tebbe



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.

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