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Office of

J. Dennis Hastert


Total cost of 251 office trips: $443,859.58


Trips by J. Dennis Hastert
Total cost of congressperson's 2 trips: $1,891.00

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN MEETINGS
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,302.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Jacob Abel
Ron Bonjean
Joel Brubaker
Sally Canfield
Zachary Courser
Christin Cummings
Randy Evans
John Fechery
John Feehery
Kevin Fromer
Ralph Hellmann
Bill Hughes
William Inglee
Pete Jeffries
Amy Jensen
Dan Keniry
Katherine Kless
William Koetzle
Tim Kurth
Sam Lancaster
Kristen Leanderson
John Mcgovern
James Morrell
James Mullen
Kathleen O'connor
Jennie Page
Scott Palmer
Rachel Perry
Margaret Peterlin
Jay Pierson
Eric Raasch
Paige Ralston
Erik Rasmussen
Anthony Reed
John Russell
Christopher Scheve
Jeff Schwartz
Michael Stokke
Christy Surprenant
Ryan Tate
Amy Tenhouse
David Thompson
Ted Van Der Meid
Chris Walker
Seth Webb
Darren Willcox



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.