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INSLEE, JAY R, Democratic Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $21,700.28

Average cost per trip - $2,411.14
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 286 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Yellowstone to Yukon Convservation Initiative
Dates - September 8, 2001 - September 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Glacier, MT

Purpose - To speak on global warming and U.S. National Energy Policy
Notes - Glacier National Park, MT

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $59.47
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $584.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Tour of wildlife refuge
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,240.07
Lodging Cost - $326.93
Meal Cost - $129.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,696.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - attend Monterey Congressional Forum on Trade
Notes -

Travel Cost - $203.50
Lodging Cost - $160.71
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $364.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - To attend Monterey Congressional forum on trade policy
Notes - Spouse Trudi Inslee accompanied.

Travel Cost - $555.38
Lodging Cost - $260.00
Meal Cost - $158.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $973.38

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - North American Transplant Coordinators Organization
Dates - March 14, 2003 - March 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Keynote guest speaker at North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO) conference
Notes - Travel all on 3/14/03

Travel Cost - $755.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montana Wilderness Association
Dates - December 7, 2002 - December 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kalispell, MT

Purpose - Keynote convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $660.50
Lodging Cost - $69.68
Meal Cost - $16.97
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $747.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Partnerships
Dates - January 8, 2005 - January 12, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Managua, Nicaragua

Purpose - To examine poverty alleviation programs in Nicaragua
Notes - Seattle, WA - Managua, Nicaragua - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $1,414.00
Lodging Cost - $341.00
Meal Cost - $139.00
Other Cost - $329.00
Total Cost - $2,223.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - November 28, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Paris, France

Purpose - Fact finding on trade relations with EU
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris - Brussels - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expenses: 11/29/ - 11/30

Travel Cost - $9,933.38
Lodging Cost - $1,257.48
Meal Cost - $645.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,836.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding, financial services trip
Notes - DC - NYC / NYC - SEA (Seattle)

Travel Cost - $730.38
Lodging Cost - $584.79
Meal Cost - $205.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,520.17

Additional family members - No

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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.