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Office of

Steve Buyer


Total cost of 34 office trips: $57,916.29


Trips by Steve Buyer
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $25,770.31

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL-FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOC'S 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,119.10
source

Destination: ADDRESS THE 102ND NATIONAL CONVENTION
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $382.46
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sponsor: Guidant Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK TO A HOSPITAL CEO FORUM
Date: Feb 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $316.00
source

Destination: IND-LGA-DCA
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE TODAY SHOW
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $810.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV (AIR) AND DROVE TO PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGY AT ANNUAL TRADE SHOW, INCLUDING INDIANA COMPANIES SUCH AS THOMPSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS. PARTICIPATED IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND FIELD HEARINGS.
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,296.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA TO SANTA FE, NM (AIR); SANTA FE, TO SAN DIEGO, CA (VIA TRAIN); SAN DIEGO TO WASHINGTON, DC (PLANE)
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE CHALLENGES FACING RAILROAD INDUSTRY AND PARTICIPATED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,570.83
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NM TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT RAILROAD INDUSTRY AND PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,498.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING OF CHALLENGES FACES BY THE SMALL FAMILY FARM OPERATION
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $598.48
source

Destination: BERLIN-MUNICH-WASHINGTON, DC (SB)
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: PARLIMENTARY EXCHANGE WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUDESTAG WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $15,179.44
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Buyer

Danelle Bowsher
Michael Copher
Kelly Craven
Myrna Dugan
Daniel Garcia
Kathryn Mcnabb
Laura Zuckerman



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.