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Office of

Connie Mack


Total cost of 29 office trips: $60,620.60


Trips by Connie Mack
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $6,496.63

Destination: STUART, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Economic Council of Martin County
Purpose: SPEECH AT ANNUAL MEETING OF ECONOMIC COUNCIL OF MASTIN COUNTY
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $105.25
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: University of Miami
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,568.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American Society of Clinical Oncology
Purpose: ADDRESS OPENING SESSION OF ANNUAL MEETING OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,475.99
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOUNDATION
Purpose: ACS FOUNDATION TRUSTEES MEETING
Date: Oct 29, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $938.98
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD (HABOR COURT HOTEL)
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: NEW MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $408.41
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Connie Mack

Andrew Cantor
James Carter
Kevin Doyle
Chris Edwards
Christopher Frenze
Wendy Grubbs
James Gwartney
Lee Johnson
C K Lee
Peter Levin
Jordan Paul
Howard Rosen
Kurt Schulet
Mark Smith
Victor Wolski



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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  • 11.10.14

    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.