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Office of

Dennis Moore


Total cost of 37 office trips: $92,926.54


Trips by Dennis Moore
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $58,622.22

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY AND SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: VISIT HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS SIGHTS IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 5, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $944.48
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH/NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: BANKING & UN FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,922.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: BANKING & UN FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $958.50
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: RETREAT/STRATEGY & POLICY
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,110.95
source

Destination: MIAMI, HAVANNA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: MEET CUBAN TRADE OFFICIALS, DISSIDENTS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN THE NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMITT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,182.05
source

Destination: VISIT MICROSOFT CAMPUS
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,610.43
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: WineAmerica
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF NAPA VALLEY
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,609.14
source

Destination: BEIJING (PRC) TO SHIJIAZHUANG TO XIBAIPO TO BEIJING
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS, BUILD A COMPUTER LAB IN XIBAIPO
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $19,805.55
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: DIALOGUE WITH NASDAQ-LISTED BUSINESSES
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,719.80
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE BOUGHT TOGETHER MEMBER OF CONGRESS, CONGRESSIONAL STAFF, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY INITIATIVES IMPRINTING INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,549.30
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: HEART TO HEART INTERNATIONAL OF OLATHE, KS
Purpose: SURVEY DAMAGE & RELIEF EFFORTS FOLLOWING HURRICANE KATRINA
Date: Sep 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $450.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dennis Moore

Christie Appelhant
Howard Bauleke
Jason Cole
John Compton
Jana Denning
Becky Fast
Laura Hall
Peter Kay
Andrew Lewin
Julie Merz
Adam Pase
Jennifer Pechar



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.