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Office of

Mark Souder


Total cost of 23 office trips: $85,065.91


Trips by Mark Souder
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $56,873.26

Destination: SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
Sponsor: SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION & CHINESE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO GOV'T LEADERS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $20,831.66
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: FRANKFURT TO MUNICH
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose:
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $28,100.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ENABLING MEMBERS OF THE 104TH CLASS TO LEARN FROM LESSONS OF THE PAST DECADE AND PROVIDE INSIGHT TO SUCCESSFULLY PLAN FOR THE NEXT DECADE
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: PARIS TO SHUTGART
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: AN EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC, TRADE & FOREIGN ISSUES
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,916.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mark Souder

Andrew Coats
Amy Davenport
Angela Flood
James Harris
Teri Hasdorff
Erika Heikkila
Tiffany Mulligan
Mark Pfundstein
Elizabeth Rogers



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.