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NEUGEBAUER, RANDY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $23,124.06

Average cost per trip - $2,890.51
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 272 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Home Builders
Dates - September 18, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Dana Neugebauer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,033.00
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,683.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other expenses are for security costs. Spouse Dana Neugebauer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,771.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $930.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $9,213.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Fact-finding, educational mission to Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a member of the House Agriculture Committee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,570.27
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,941.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse Dana Neugebauer accompanied.- other expenses audiovisual and incidentals for both

Travel Cost - $11.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $534.36
Other Cost - $78.26
Total Cost - $923.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 2, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Discuss/review national issues and legislative ideas
Notes - DC - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $151.20
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,224.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NYSE, Goldman Sachs, Securities Industry Assn
Dates - April 28, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Official fact finding and educational visit to meet with officials from the financial services industry
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Lubbock, TX (district) Including spouse ** Goldman Sachs (bev only), Securities Industry Assn (meal)

Travel Cost - $1,965.96
Lodging Cost - $359.89
Meal Cost - $207.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,533.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CropLife America
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Review/discuss agricultural & environmental issues impacting the crop protection industry
Notes - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $765.80
Lodging Cost - $597.00
Meal Cost - $565.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,928.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Trade Delegation
Dates - September 9, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding trip to explore agricultural sales to Cuba
Notes - Washington, DC - Miami, FL - Havana, Cuba - Miami, FL - Washington, DC [individual trade delegation members and their associations (each paying $199.05) are on file at the Clerk's Office.

Travel Cost - $2,213.00
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost - $55.50
Other Cost - $152.00
Total Cost - $2,675.50

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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.