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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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GILMAN, BENJAMIN A, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $19,047.84

Average cost per trip - $4,761.96
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 316 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - November 24, 2000 - November 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participate in AIPAC Summit Program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $268.00
Lodging Cost - $228.65
Meal Cost - $41.22
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $537.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Republican Party of Puerto Rico, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - Dominican Republic - Puerto Rico

Purpose - Participate in the North-East Republican Leadership Conference and speak before the American Chamber of Commerce.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,782.20
Lodging Cost - $704.57
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,486.77

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 13, 2001 - August 16, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact finding and educational visit and participate in the Global Peace Conference
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $7,600.00
Lodging Cost - $1,400.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $9,900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Islam
Notes - spouse Georgia Gilman -- other includes ground transportation

Travel Cost - $923.20
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $5,123.20

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

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  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

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  • 07.07.15

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  • 07.02.15

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    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.