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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.

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SIMMONS, ROB, Republican Party
Connecticut

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $27,853.80

Average cost per trip - $3,094.87
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 236 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - Yucca Mountain, NV

Purpose - Tour Yucca Mountain - proposed nuclear waste storage site
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,297.25
Lodging Cost - $227.15
Meal Cost - $105.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,629.40

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - meals included in lodging costs

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Asia Foundation
Dates - October 22, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China - Badaling, China

Purpose - Meet with Chinese government officials, build computer lab in rural community
Notes - Heidi spouse accompanied, other costs are for amenities.

Travel Cost - $15,304.64
Lodging Cost - $1,066.67
Meal Cost - $306.63
Other Cost - $47.05
Total Cost - $16,724.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Association
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - discussion of policy and issues pertaining to shipbuilding industry
Notes - other expense phone call

Travel Cost - $1,056.00
Lodging Cost - $346.62
Meal Cost - $158.20
Other Cost - $2.00
Total Cost - $1,562.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Forum for members and industry to share areas of concern and to discuss policy to rebuild sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $652.80
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $260.28
Other Cost - $28.59
Total Cost - $1,310.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Population Action Intl (PAI), US Committee for UNFPA
Dates - February 20, 2005 - February 24, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - To examine programs funded by the U.N. Population Fund and discuss issues concerning Homeland Security
Notes - Providence, RI - Mexico City - Providence, RI

Travel Cost - $4,116.72
Lodging Cost - $651.14
Meal Cost - $430.00
Other Cost - $238.64
Total Cost - $5,436.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - To examine issues relevant to the Homeland Security Committee's responsibilities and in the process, improve the working environment on the Committee and its members
Notes - Aspen Wye River Conference Centers Washington, DC - Queenstown, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - March 16, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Bermuda

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Providence, RI - Bermuda - Washington, DC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 9, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Providence, RI - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Providence, RI This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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

    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.