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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)

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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

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Back to The Data

Office of

Christopher Shays


Total cost of 48 office trips: $93,419.40


Trips by Christopher Shays
Total cost of congressperson's 27 trips: $61,179.05

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,148.08
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,683.60
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THIS SILICON VALLEY HIGH TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,419.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISANSHIP
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Connecticut Association for Community Action
Purpose: SPEAK AT NEW ENGLAND COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOC. POLICY FORUM
Date: Mar 23, 2001
Expense: $441.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - STANLEY, ID - ST. LOUIS MD
Sponsor: Alliance for the Wild Rockies
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISIT TO NORTHEAST ROCKY MTN. AREA IN CONJUNCTION WITH PENDING BILL HR 488
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,919.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - STANLEY, ID - ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: Principia College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $709.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MD - COLUMBUS, OH - NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: SPEAK AT
Date: Jun 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $847.89
source

Destination: NY - LOS ANGELES - WASH. DC
Sponsor: Campaign for America
Purpose: SPEAK TO CAMPAIGN THE AMERICA MEMBERS
Date: Jun 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $4,722.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK TO AIPAC MEMBERS
Date: Nov 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,094.34
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose:
Date: Dec 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,204.50
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $15,693.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Date: May 13, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $823.34
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
Purpose: SPEAK AND RECEIVE AWARD AT LWV NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,717.00
source

Destination: NEW PALTZ, NY
Sponsor: NEW CANAAN SOCIETY
Purpose: SPEAK TO CONSTITUENTS ABOUT IRAQ
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $525.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Carter Center
Purpose: SPEAK AT CARTER CENTER COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS & PRIME MINISTERS OF THE AMERICAS
Date: Mar 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $973.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: COMMONFUND
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,044.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Trinity School
Purpose: SPEAK TO STUDENTS
Date: Mar 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BC-SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: PARLIAMENTARY NETWORK FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Purpose: PARLIAMENTARY NETWORK FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT-SPEAK AT CONFERENCE PANETTA INSTITUTE-ACCEPT 2003 JEFFERSON-LINCOLN AWARD
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,858.11
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: SPEAK AT DINNER
Date: Mar 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,893.18
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New York Institute of Technology
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $149.00
source

Destination: FL
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEMBERS' MEETING
Date: May 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,793.29
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT NAACP MEMBERS AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 12, 2004
Expense: $108.00
source

Destination: SELMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: ASPEN WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: REPUBLICAN MAJORITY FOR CHOICE
Purpose: SPEAK AT FUNDRAISER
Date: Aug 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,246.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Shays

Amy Bahel
Kristina Crooks
Hagar Hajjar
Elisabeth Hawkings
Larry Holden
Catherine Levinson
Katie Levinson
Matthew Meyer
Elena Padin
R Nicholas Palarino
Paul Pimentel
Jordan Press
Danielle Rosengarten
Diana Washington



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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.