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Office of

Cliff Stearns


Total cost of 40 office trips: $81,122.58


Trips by Cliff Stearns
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $34,937.89

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE PRAYER, POLITICS & RECONCILIATION RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $777.50
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Jan 14, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,790.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: "IMDI CONGRESSIONAL VISITS TO SINGAPORE PROGRAM"
Date: Jan 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $5,221.30
source

Destination: COLOGNE & BONN, GERMANY; LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE/IMDI CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO LIECHTENSTEIN
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,940.00
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: WineAmerica
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE REGULATORY ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE WINE INDUSTRY, INCLUDING INTERSTATE SHIPMENT, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, THE MARKET ACCESS PROGRAM, AND THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,000.54
source

Destination: HOLLYWOOD (FT. LAUDERDALE)
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT DINNER
Date: Oct 24, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $846.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-LAS VEGAS-PHOENIX
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON HIGH TECH ISSUES FOR THE 109TH CONGRESS AND TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER HIGH TECH MATTERS
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,228.95
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ-DETROIT, MI, WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CURRENT ISSUES FACING AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,770.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO-WASHINGTON-PARIS-STUTTGART-GAINESVILLE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TO LEARN ABOUT TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,363.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Cliff Stearns

Ali Amirhooshmand
Lana Breeden
Veronica Crowe
Nick Dietzer
David Hickey
James Hill
Kevin Holmgren
Matthew Mandel
Jack Seum
Lauren Smith
Joan Smutko



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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  • 11.24.14

    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.