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SCHUMER, CHARLES E, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $20,803.68

Average cost per trip - $5,200.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 295 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - July 1, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Notes - East Hampton, NY - Washington, DC - return

Travel Cost - $1,540.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,540.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.
Dates - July 7, 2001 - July 10, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Meetings with Israeli leaders
Notes -

Travel Cost - $11,660.00
Lodging Cost - $438.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,198.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 8, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement. Washington, DC - Boston, MA - New York, NY
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual costs not specified. Costs are for air travel, hotel stay, and car service.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US Policy in Latin America
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,297.68
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $1,818.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,065.68

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

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  • 07.07.15

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  • 07.02.15

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