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Office of

Jim Mccrery


Total cost of 44 office trips: $135,038.93


Trips by Jim Mccrery
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $72,727.47

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,045.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,671.26
source

Destination: MARSEILLES, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $19,164.20
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,191.42
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ (SCOTTSDALE)
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,108.18
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $11,798.18
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $20,809.00
source

Destination: TEXARKA, TX-KANSAS CITY, MO-JOPLIN, MO-FORT SMITH, AR-SHREVEPORT, LA-DODDRIDGE, AR-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $853.19
source

Destination: KAUAI-HI
Sponsor: Pipe Line Contractors Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT; FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 2, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $5,894.44
source

Destination: MANASSAS, VA
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $377.39
source

Destination: SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA TO BOCA RATON, FLORIDA BOCA RATON, FLORIDA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION AND FLIGHT SPONSOR WADDELL & REED ($956.90 TOTAL)
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,962.83
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: HERITAGE FOUNDATION ($1406.60), PEPPERDINE UNIV. ($1,281.78) & ROD CAMPBELL ($164)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,852.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Mccrery

Edgar Abrams
Bob Brooks
Elizabeth Coffin
Aimee Hartlage
Richard Hunt
Christopher King
Miriam Moore
Jennifer Nowlin
Jon Traub
Laura Walker



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

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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.