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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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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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SKELTON, IKE, Democratic Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $2,570.03

Average cost per trip - $514.01
Total number of days spent traveling - 6 days
Rank of representative - 543 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Military Order of the World Wars
Dates - August 11, 2000 - August 11, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - "lodging" has a +/- beside it and a star; traveled with wife, Susie Skelton

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.00
Meal Cost - $66.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $171.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Grand Lodge of Missouri
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - guest speaker Grand Masters breakfast
Notes -

Travel Cost - $577.50
Lodging Cost - $123.96
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $731.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Assn
Dates - August 24, 2004 - August 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Receive award
Notes - Kansas City, MO - Columbus, OH - Kansas City, MO

Travel Cost - $201.88
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $201.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Missouri Order of the World Wars
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Speaker at the group's annual dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $99.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - BAE Systems
Dates - July 12, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Johnson City, NY

Purpose - Fact finding trip - tour facility
Notes - Washington, DC - Johnson City, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,217.19
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $149.50
Total Cost - $1,366.69

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

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  • 07.07.15

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  • 07.02.15

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