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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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CLAYTON, EVA, Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $49,852.19

Average cost per trip - $7,121.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 126 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Dates - July 30, 2000 - August 1, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,090.24
Lodging Cost - $356.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $1,696.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amistad America, Inc.
Dates - March 23, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mystic Seaport, CT - Ledyard, CT - Hartford, CT

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Accompanied by husband Theosus Clayton

Travel Cost - $2,450.40
Lodging Cost - $448.00
Meal Cost - $545.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,443.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AT&T, Microsoft, American Airlines
Dates - March 15, 2000 - March 17, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose -
Notes - Technology Tour/Fact Finding Tour

Travel Cost - $4,203.00
Lodging Cost - $264.50
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,602.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Accompanied by husband Thesoseus Clayton

Travel Cost - $495.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,445.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry & Manpower
Dates - April 9, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Botswana

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding trip
Notes - Child Joanne Clayton accompanied

Travel Cost - $19,433.62
Lodging Cost - $2,040.56
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $22,174.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $5,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $390.00
Total Cost - $7,590.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation, Qatar Chamber of Commerce
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 31, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - fact-finding and educational mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,330.51
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,900.51

Additional family members - No

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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

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  • 07.02.15

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