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Office of

Dave Weldon


Total cost of 28 office trips: $38,799.22


Trips by Dave Weldon
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $12,637.65

Destination: LEGISLATIVE DISCUSSIONS, BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: House Republican Study Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: SPEECH ON MEDICAL ISSUES PENDING LEGISLATION
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK TO BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONF.
Date: Jan 11, 2001
Expense: $2,003.45
source

Destination: SCHEDULED MEETINGS & DISCUSSIONS BY CONGRESSIONAL INSTITUTE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,034.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Canyonville Christian Academy
Purpose: INVITATION TO SPEAK AT SEMINAR ON GOV'T AT DAUGHTER'S BOARDING SCHOOL
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.93
source

Destination: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATION ON CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $790.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ISSUES/AGENDA
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: AUSTRIA, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS RIGHT TO LIFE
Purpose: SPEECH TO MEMBERS OF THE TEXAS LEGISLATOR
Date: Apr 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $453.95
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Autism One
Purpose: SPEECH AT CONVENTION
Date: May 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $655.20
source

Destination: ARIZONA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CONGRESS CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: DC-BALTIMORE-ORLANDO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,033.12
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: THE MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW
Purpose: PURPOSE WAS TO DISCUSS THE AUTISM HEALTH ISSUE, WHICH CONGRESSMAN WELDON HAS INTRODUCED LEGISLATION ON
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $943.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO APPEAR ON "THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS"
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $587.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dave Weldon

W Burns
David Christensen
Erin Coyle
Brendan Curry
Dana Gartzke
Jaillene Honter
Eric Keber



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.