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Office of

Tom Latham


Total cost of 12 office trips: $61,882.22


Trips by Tom Latham
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $58,121.89

Destination: OMAHA, NE BOCA RATON, FL.-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOC-CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKER & PANEL MEMBER
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,094.93
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLA.
Sponsor: National Oilseed Processors Association
Purpose: 2001 ANNUAL MEETING-KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,278.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLA
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FUTURES IND. ASSOC. CONF.-WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,988.67
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-AVIGNON, FR.-PARIS, FR.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EXAMINE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES, COMPARE SPENT FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INSPECT COMMERCIAL SCALE FACILITIES THAT MANAGE AND VITRIFY NUCLEAR BY-PRODUCTS
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $14,689.20
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: TOUR & BRIEFING OF CHIC. MERCANTILE EXCHG
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,289.06
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FINANCIAL INDUSTRIES CONFERENCE-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $5,106.51
source

Destination: ROME ITALY
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO MEET WITH ENERGY MINISTRY, DISCUSS POST-CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POLICIES, ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF DECREASED NUCLEAR GENERATION IN ITALY. TOURED GEOTHERMAL FACILITIES AND DISCUSSED CONSTRUCTION METHODS, NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND SAFETY
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $18,053.14
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS REGARDING FEDERAL POLICY AND CONGRESS DURING THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,622.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Latham

Kevin Berents
Michael Gruber



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

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    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.