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Office of

Todd Tiahrt


Total cost of 37 office trips: $120,326.85


Trips by Todd Tiahrt
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $72,011.41

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,375.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose:
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $577.18
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Bombardier Inc
Purpose: TO SEE BOMBARDIER'S HQ & MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $5,678.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $6,025.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBAIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $15,702.84
source

Destination: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE, VIENNA AND BUDAPEST
Sponsor: Center for First Principles
Purpose: TO ENHANCE RELATIONS BETWEEN AMERICAN AND NEW EUROPE
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $17,819.44
source

Destination: KAUAI, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $14,102.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $637.74
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-VERMILLION, SD-WICHITA, KS
Sponsor: University of South Dakota
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FARBER FORUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $844.00
source

Destination: DCA-SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA-WICHITA, KS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CONGRESS CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,149.21
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Todd Tiahrt

Bradley Ayers
Kevin Bruce
Amy Brusch
Jeff Kahrs
Matt Rowden
Sam Sackett
Matt Schlapp



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

    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.