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Office of

Mike Ross


Total cost of 33 office trips: $86,977.84


Trips by Mike Ross
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $47,957.81

Destination: NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES MARKET ISSUES
Date: Mar 13, 2003
Expense: $937.49
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; HEIDELBERG
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUDENTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,173.64
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING CAPITAL MARKETS AND THE INVESTOR COMMUNITY
Date: Jun 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,008.13
source

Destination: CFSA DEFERRED DEPOSIT FORUM IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,118.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL MARKETS FOR THE AG CMTE. GENERAL COMMODITIES & RISK MANAGEMENT SUBCMTE. JURISDICTION. OVERVIEW OF RECENT INNOVATIONS & EFFORTS TO INCREASE GLOBAL INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,667.18
source

Destination: DC-ATLANTA-LITTLE ROCK
Sponsor: American Association for Homecare
Purpose: DISCUSS MEDICARE REFORM WITH MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Oct 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,117.63
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO TO JOPLIN, MO TO FT. SMITH, AR TO SHREVEPORT, LA TO DODDRIDGE, AR TO LAFAYETTE, LA TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose: FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THEIR STAFFS TO VIEW THE I-49 ROUTE FROM KANSAS CITY, MO TO THE PORT OF NEW ORLEANS AND TO CREATE DIALOG AND AWARENESS THROUGH PUBLIC MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE I-49 INTERNATIONAL COALITION
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,261.11
source

Destination: DC-NY-LITTLE ROCK, AR
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ESTABLISH AND IMPROVE RELATIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES AND THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,438.51
source

Destination: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION AND THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF COMMON INTEREST BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AUSTRALIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $28,236.12
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Ross

Sylvia Brown
Kate Callanan
Monique Frazier
Erik Greathouse
Cori Smith
Toby Stephens
Brent Talley
Jarrod Yates



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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.