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Office of

William Lipinski


Total cost of 33 office trips: $87,778.75


Trips by William Lipinski
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $42,844.53

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,148.00
source

Destination: KIAWAH, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,324.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,299.60
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY TO FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,550.64
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,471.50
source

Destination: CODY, WYOMING
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,132.36
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,772.00
source

Destination: KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON TO SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,673.98
source

Destination: SPANISH BAY AT PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,909.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL TO SANTA FE, NM, TO SOLANA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: RAIL-FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,830.94
source

Destination: LAJOLLA, CA TO CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: RAIL-FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,202.20
source

Destination: PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,530.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of William Lipinski

Emily Chibnall
Colleen Corr
Michael Mclaughlin
Ashley Musselman
Ryan Quinn
Jason Tai



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.