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Office of

Chris John


Total cost of 57 office trips: $109,293.40


Trips by Chris John
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $44,137.83

Destination: WYE RIVER CONF. CENTER-QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $390.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: INDIGO INSTITUTE
Purpose: SPEAKER-POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $7,597.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $735.00
source

Destination: POUGHKEEPSIE
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: HYDE PARK CONFERENCE
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $564.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Purpose: SPEECH & PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,962.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Beer Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT AT MEMBERSHIP MTG.
Date: Nov 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,385.00
source

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

Destination:
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: 2001 SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,201.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,723.50
source

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT, NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,035.31
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION SUMMIT, CABIN BLUFF
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ADDRESS SPORTSMEN DURING SUMMIT
Date: Mar 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,857.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,654.26
source

Destination: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEM LEADERSHIP COUNCIL RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,993.60
source

Destination: TRAVEL FROM KANSAS CITY, TO JOPLIN, TO FT. SMITH TO SHREVEPORT TO DODDTO LAFAYE TO NEW ORLE
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose:
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,245.44
source

Destination: 2004 INTERNATIONAL CES-LEADER'S IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,111.22
source

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,481.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Chris John

Jody Comeaux
Lynn Hershey
David Kay
Vera Lebrun
Gayle Parker
Jacob Roche
Samuel Roche
Stephen Stefaosk
Gordon Taylor



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.