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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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EWING, THOMAS W, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $22,198.56

Average cost per trip - $3,171.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 281 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Arctic Power
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 25, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Anchorage, AK

Purpose - Congressional ANWR tour
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,045.64
Lodging Cost - $1,036.80
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $24.00
Total Cost - $4,181.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Futures Industry Association
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Futures Industry Association Conference
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,361.30
Lodging Cost - $516.20
Meal Cost - $238.46
Other Cost - $171.72
Total Cost - $4,287.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,430.17
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $840.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,470.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Bipartisan Agriculture retreat
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $482.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cotton Council
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC - St. Louis, MO - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Fact finding trip to learn more about cotton and biotechnology issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,750.00
Lodging Cost - $168.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,068.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Steamboat Springs, CO

Purpose - Sweetener Symposium
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,851.78
Lodging Cost - $555.17
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost - $82.00
Total Cost - $2,598.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Annual meeting
Notes - Spouse Connie Ewing accompanied; lodging and food combined

Travel Cost - $158.13
Lodging Cost - $1,952.19
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,110.32

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

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    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

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