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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)

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

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  • 07.07.15

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Office of

Michael Honda


Total cost of 43 office trips: $55,677.34


Trips by Michael Honda
Total cost of congressperson's 22 trips: $21,942.08

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $393.00
source

Destination: BEIJING, SHANGHAI AND JIANGSU PROVINCE, CHINA
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA STATE FRIENDSHIP COMMITTEE, JIANGSU INSTITUTE OF INT'L RELATIONS AND CHINESE PEOPLE INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Purpose: FACT FINDING IN REGARD TO TRADE AND U.S. HIGH TECH BUSINESSES
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,026.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADL 2003 AWARDS RECEPTION/DINNER IN DEARBORN, MI
Date: Apr 25, 2003
Expense: $842.26
source

Destination:
Sponsor: ORGANIZATION OF CHINESE AMERICANS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAK AT OCA 2003 BANQUET ON COLUMBUS, OH
Date: Apr 26, 2003
Expense: $792.67
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,709.22
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: SAIWOMEN
Purpose: ATTEND OCA GALA DINNER ON TARRYTOWN, NY AND GUEST AT A BREAKFAST ON MAN NOTE: MEET AND GREET
Date: Oct 31, 2003
Expense: $137.67
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: SPEAK AS A PANELIST AT A FORUM
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $272.00
source

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA, DMZ
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: TOKYO, DISTRICT TR TO KUMA
Sponsor: George Washington University
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE & MEETING WITH JAPANESE DIET MEMBERS TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF CONCERN TO BOTH NATIONS
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,394.42
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO DO A PLANT TOUR OF MICROSOFT FACILITY AD MEET WITH CEO OF STARBUCKS
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,234.79
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: DCCC/MIKE HONDA FOR CONGRESS
Purpose:
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,008.46
source

Destination: DULLES TO LAX
Sponsor: Committee of 100
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $722.02
source

Destination: JAKARTA
Sponsor: Carter Center
Purpose:
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $246.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: CONDUCT TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH FORUM IN MIAMI, FLD.
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $892.94
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, & SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: THE FAITH & POLITICS INSTITUTE; ADDITIONAL $500.00 WAS PAID BY MIKE HONDA FOR CONGRESS
Purpose: 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS MARCH, PILGRIMAGE TO HISTORIC SITES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN HONDA WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR ANNUAL BANQUET ON MARCH 19TH
Date: Mar 19, 2005
Expense: $91.79
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Japanese American Bar Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT JAPANESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (JABA) 2005 INSTALLATION DINNER IN LOS ANGELES, CA ON 3/25/05
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $560.02
source

Destination: ANAHEIM, CA
Sponsor: American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN HONDA WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THEIR 28TH ANNUAL PARAPROFESSIONAL AND SCHOOL RELATED PERSONNEL (PSRP) CONFERENCE LUNCHEON IN ANAHEIM, CA
Date: Apr 2, 2005
Expense: $543.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-ATLANTA, GA-SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: Asian American Heritage Foundation
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAK AT ASIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION 4TH ANNUAL GALA DINNER, MAY 12, 2005
Date: May 12, 2005
Expense: $403.20
source

Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Sponsor: Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE AT APPRECIATION DINNER AS CHAIR OF CONG. ETHIOPHIAN CAUCUS; VISIT MATERNAL-CHILD HEALTH CARE CLINIC, HIV/AIDS CLINIC AND COMMUNITY PROGRAM, AND FISTULA HOSPITAL
Date: May 31, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,162.15
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX-SALT LAKE CITY, UT-SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NATIONAL JACL YOUTH/STUDENT CONFERENCE VISION AWARD BANQUET IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Date: Jun 25, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $483.91
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: AMERICAN LEGACY FOUNDATION, COALITION TO PROMOTE MINORITY HEALTH
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT IN CHICAGO, IL; CONGRESSMAN HONDA ATTENDED AS CHAIR OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CAUCUS
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,200.66
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Honda

Matt Bostic
Jennifer Escobar
Emily Ihara
Elizabeth Lee
Meri Maben
Christopher Mitchell
Bob Sakaniwa
Victoria Tung
Jennifer Van Der Heide
Eric Werwa



American RadioWorks |
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.