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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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FORBES, J RANDY, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $16,839.92

Average cost per trip - $3,367.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 24 days
Rank of representative - 336 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 25, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding / education
Notes - Spouse Shirley Forbes accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $7,378.00
Lodging Cost - $2,024.00
Meal Cost - $1,392.00
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $11,780.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Madison Project
Dates - July 21, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $320.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Other costs are for entry fees

Travel Cost - $480.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $913.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Association
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL - Naples, FL

Purpose - American Shipbuilding Association's Congressional/Industry workshop for members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Notes - Spouse Shirley H Forbes accompanied. Other costs are for telephone charges.

Travel Cost - $1,211.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost - $11.65
Total Cost - $2,102.65

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - American Shipbuilding Assn's Congressional Workshop to provide a forum for Members of Congress & leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share ideas of concern and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services & the shipbuilding industry
Notes - 11/30 Norfolk, VA - Ft Myers, FL / 12/6 Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Personal Expense 12/2 - 12/6

Travel Cost - $913.50
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $442.35
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.27

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

    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.