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Office of

Robert Ehrlich


Total cost of 25 office trips: $61,250.72


Trips by Robert Ehrlich
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $24,638.45

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,192.76
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Jan 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,882.90
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES & PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: JOSEPH E SEAGRAM & SONS INC
Purpose: MEET WITH UNIVERSAL STUDIO EXECUTIVES
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,948.24
source

Destination: FT. MEYERS, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Power & Light Co
Purpose: VISIT POWER PLANT
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,961.99
source

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

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 7, 2000
Expense: $316.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,680.33
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: VISIT ARTIC COASTAL PLAIN
Sponsor: Arctic Power
Purpose: VISIT ARTIC COASTAL PLAIN
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $9,962.60
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MD
Sponsor: Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 14, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $95.45
source

Destination:
Sponsor: MARYLAND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $54.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,267.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Ehrlich

R Karl Aumann
William Gibson
Jill Homan
Steven Kreseski
Tom Lockwood
Bernard Marczyk



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

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    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.
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    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.