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Office of

Jeff Flake


Total cost of 26 office trips: $45,036.67


Trips by Jeff Flake
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $27,996.20

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,832.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $11,584.20
source

Destination: GOVERNMENT MEETINGS
Sponsor: Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,520.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NAPLES, FL-PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Cato Institute
Purpose: ANNUAL BENEFACTOR SUMMIT, PARTICIPATED AS A SPEAKER
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NAPA VALLEY, CA-PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Citizens for a Sound Economy
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,421.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLUB FOR GROWTH CONFERENCE EVENT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,729.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C.-CHICAGO-PHOENIX
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT HERITAGE LUNCHEON
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $642.85
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $519.55
source

Destination: DC-FORT MEYERS, FL-PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: TO TAKE PART IN A PANEL FOR A CLUB FOR GROWTH CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,406.60
source

Destination: PHOENIX-MIAMI-CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,121.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX TO FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Sponsor: Arizona Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL RE: IMMIGRATION AT THE ARIZONA ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $236.98
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeff Flake

Mary Baumbach
Margaret Edmunds
James Gibadlo
Susan Kachounoff
Margaret Klessig
Breana Teubner
Steve Voeller
Lance Walker



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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  • 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.