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BISHOP, ROBERT WILLIAM, Republican Party
Utah

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $44,425.11

Average cost per trip - $6,346.44
Total number of days spent traveling - 40 days
Rank of representative - 143 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 17, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Heidelberg, Germany

Purpose - To attend 20th Annual Congress - Bundestag Seminar
Notes - Child Jarom Bishop accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,146.40
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,646.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conference
Notes - Rayburn Horseshoe - Baltimore Marriott - Rayburn Horseshoe

Travel Cost - $113.40
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $304.47
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $882.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Assn of Former Members of Congress - Congressional Study Group on Germany
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Brussels, Belgium - Frankfurt, Germany

Purpose - To meet with Members of the German Bundestag, German government representatives and EU and NATO officials to discuss current issues in the transatlantic relationship
Notes - Washington, DC - Berlin, Germany - day trip to Brussels, Belgium - stayed in Frankfurt, Germany from 3/23 - 3/24

Travel Cost - $1,899.10
Lodging Cost - $1,521.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $740.00
Total Cost - $4,960.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund of the United States
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 13, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Meeting of the Congress - Bundestag Forum, a program for members of the German Bundestag and the US Congress to improve dialogue and cooperation
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - Key Largo, FL - Salt Lake City, UT Dates of personal expense: 1

Travel Cost - $919.30
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $256.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,175.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Assn of Former Members of Congress
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 26, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN - St. Paul, MN

Purpose - Meeting of the Congressional Study Group on Germany, a parliamentary exchange program between US Congressional and German Government leaders
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - Minneapolis/St Paul, MN - Salt Lake City, UT. One day personal.

Travel Cost - $1,521.30
Lodging Cost - $550.00
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,401.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - July 2, 2005 - July 8, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Elmau, Germany

Purpose - To improve dialogue and cooperation between members of the German Bundestag and the US Congress and to gain additional insight into German politics and policy
Notes - Salt Lake City - Berlin, Germany - Elmau, Germany - Salt Lake City, Utah Including spouse

Travel Cost - $14,081.80
Lodging Cost - $1,499.40
Meal Cost - $401.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,982.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - Israel - Salt Lake City, UT Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,634.70
Lodging Cost - $1,773.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,720.80
Total Cost - $14,376.98

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    The Roosevelts as a political team

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