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The Lost Children of Katrina

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Nancy Lifset


Total cost of 7 trips: $48,342.74


Trips traveled under the office of Randy Cunningham

Destination:
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/ISRAEL GOVERNMENT, PEACE PROCESS AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES JOINTLY SUPPORTED BY U.S. AND SWEDEN, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES WITH POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR U.S. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,000.00
source

Destination: ITALY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: VISITS TO NATO FACILITIES, AND MANUFACTURERS OF U.S. DEFENSE EQUIPMENTMEETING WITH U.S. EMBASSY REPRESENTATIVES IN ITALY
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,462.86
source

Destination: BRUNSWICK, ME - GROTON, CT
Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation
Purpose: VISIT 2 NAVAL SHIPBUILDING FACILITIES
Date: Jul 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,338.26
source

Destination: BERLIN
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO VISIT GENERAL ATOMICS FACILITIES IN GERMANY RELATED TO U.S. AND NATO SECURITY, AND U.S. MILITARY OPERATIONS LOCATED THERE
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,192.83
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY-ANTARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH TURKISH & ITALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND CONTRACTORS TO DISCUSS NATO INTEROPERABILITY AND RELATED MILITARY ISSUES, MEETINGS WITH U.S. EMBASSY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IN ITALY AND TURKEY
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,588.63
source

Destination: AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO VISIT WITH AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS, MILITARY AND OTHERS ENGAGED IN U.S.-AUSTRALIAN MUTUAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $14,473.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Nancy Lifset.


American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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