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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

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BLUNT, ROY, Republican Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $35,427.93

Average cost per trip - $2,214.25
Total number of days spent traveling - 44 days
Rank of representative - 183 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - April 10, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Speaker at DFA annual meeting. Kansas City, MO - Washington, DC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $881.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $881.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - June 25, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fort Worth, TX

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - First class ticket for flight between Springfield MO - Dallas Fort Worth - Reagan National (Washington DC)

Travel Cost - $1,483.75
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $33.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,516.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $3,283.00
Lodging Cost - $1,011.85
Meal Cost - $695.65
Other Cost - $493.00
Total Cost - $5,483.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hallmark Cars Inc.
Dates - May 7, 2001 - May 7, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $137.02
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $177.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Emerson Electric Co.
Dates - October 30, 2001 - October 30, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Meetings
Notes - First class ticket for flight between St Louis and Dulles.

Travel Cost - $958.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $958.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 24, 2002 - February 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,461.70
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost - $105.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,886.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Mass Retail Association
Dates - January 21, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - AZ

Purpose - speaking engagement and meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,599.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,599.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 30, 2002 - February 1, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - members' conference retreat
Notes - lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $125.00
Lodging Cost - $495.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $165.00
Total Cost - $785.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - ELC Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $113.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $190.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Speak to annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,679.48
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $33.21
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,712.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Planning Congressional Institute
Dates - February 6, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Republican Planning Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $739.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $355.00
Total Cost - $1,214.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - house leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 3, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Bentonville, AR

Purpose - Speaking engagement "SIFE" Students in Free Enterprise Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Notes - Springfield, MO - Bentonville, AR - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,600.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - Bicameral leadership retreat
Notes - DC - Irvington, VA - DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $389.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - NY - Israel - NY - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $7,660.30
Lodging Cost - $2,722.32
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,447.46
Total Cost - $14,078.56

Additional family members - Yes

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

    Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.
  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    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.