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Office of

Randy Neugebauer


Total cost of 10 office trips: $28,469.08


Trips by Randy Neugebauer
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $18,519.84

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $9,213.68
source

Destination: BOSTON MA
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,683.00
source

Destination: LUBBOCK TEXAS-CHICAGO ILLINOIS-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL MISSION TO CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCHANTILE EXCHANGE AS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,941.18
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $923.62
source

Destination: DC TO BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: DISCUSS/REVIEW NATIONAL ISSUES AND LEGISLATIVE IDEAS
Date: Feb 2, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,224.81
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW YORK, NY-LUBBOCK, TX (DISTRICT)
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE-GOLDMAN SACHS (BEV ONLY)-SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSN (MEAL
Purpose: OFFICIAL FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS FROM THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,533.55
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Randy Neugebauer

Jodi Detwiler
Katherine Reding



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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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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.