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Office of

Ron Lewis


Total cost of 38 office trips: $62,447.36


Trips by Ron Lewis
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $14,259.05

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,153.17
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,199.13
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR, WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: CONFERENCE AT THE TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,560.78
source

Destination: KAMUALA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE AVIATION INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $828.32
source

Destination: HEALTH CONFERENCE 1/15-1/17/04 RETURN HOME 1/18
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,315.65
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ron Lewis

Kelley Ayers
Eric Bergren
Michael Dodge
Justin Groenert
Philip Hays
Richard Henkle
Daniel London
Kevin Modlin
Katherine Reding
Megan Spindel
Megan Tuck



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.