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Office of

Sam Brownback


Total cost of 69 office trips: $131,319.15


Trips by Sam Brownback
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $24,219.20

Destination: SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $862.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: RIGHT TO LIFE OF LOUISVILLE KY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,094.50
source

Destination: ANN ARBOR MI
Sponsor: Ave Maria School of Law
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 27, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $155.84
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Sponsor: Ave Maria List
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 15, 2002
Expense: $1,144.15
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $498.00
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: Archdiocese of Denver
Purpose: DELIVER 1ST ANNUAL ROBERT CASEY LECTURE ON FAITH & PUBLIC LIFE
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Sponsor: Ave Maria School of Law
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 18, 2003
Expense: $7,362.73
source

Destination: TOPEKA, KANSAS TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Center for Law & Justice
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 12, 2005
Expense: $10,074.80
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: REGENT UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 12, 2005
Expense: $933.71
source

Destination: BOSTON AND MANCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: PRO LIFE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Purpose: RECEIVED AN AWARD
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $642.90
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IOWA AND GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Allegan County Republican Party
Purpose: KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,150.57
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sam Brownback

Courtney Anderson
J Thomas Brady
Doug Branch
Joshua Carter
Glen Chambers
Landon Fulmer
Cherie Harder
Sara Hessenflow
Erik Hotunire
Karen Knutson
Kevin Krufky
John Miller
Maggie Nelson
Jana Novak
Brent Orrell
Sharon Payt
Jim Rowland
Hannah Royal
Anna Shopey
George Stafford
Howard Waltzman
Rob Wasinger
Katherine Weyforth
Heather Wingate
James Wolff
La Rochelle Young



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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 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.