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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Office of

Mike Simpson


Total cost of 27 office trips: $54,253.04


Trips by Mike Simpson
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $18,248.43

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $265.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-FT. LAUDERDALE-D.C.
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE-CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN'S WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,952.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Orthodontists
Purpose: SPEAKING AT AAO LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: SELLAFIELD, ENGLAND
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISITING BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN SELLAFIELD, ENGLAND
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,590.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE/CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKING AT FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,463.33
source

Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IF - DAYTONA, FL - WASH, D.C.
Sponsor: Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO PHYSICIANS DEDICATED TO RESEARCH AND FUNDING FOR EAR-NOSE-THROAT RELATED DISORDERS
Date: Feb 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: EAR, NOSE, THROAT DOCTORS
Purpose: SPOKE TO DOCTORS REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES INTL. HEALTH CARE FIELD AND ISSUES RELATED TO THE LABOR HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,547.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Simpson

Karl Anderson
Joshua Heird
Sharon Mcmurtrey
Megan Milam
John Revier
Rhonda Sarantis
Lindsay Slater



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

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  • 11.17.14

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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.