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Office of

Benjamin Cardin


Total cost of 29 office trips: $58,942.02


Trips by Benjamin Cardin
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $31,834.57

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND THE BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,340.55
source

Destination: EPCOT CENTER, ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: SPEAK AT METLIFE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON PENSION AND RETIREMENT ISSUE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $727.41
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE TAX COALITION ANNUAL FORUM
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $856.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIROMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,146.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK AT J.F.K. SCHOOL OF GOV. CONG. HEALTH POLICY CONF
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,421.13
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,455.40
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congregation Beth El
Purpose: SPEAK TO PROJECT MISHTACHA AT BETH EL
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $159.00
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Maryland Association of Counties
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 14, 2003
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,942.00
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,503.80
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY
Sponsor: Maryland Association of Counties
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $239.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-TURNBERRY ISLE, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,904.28
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Benjamin Cardin

David Carroll
Amy Daiger
Teresa Dingboom
Chris Fowler
Christopher Lynch
Priscilla Ross
Jennifer Tuddenham
William Van Horne
William Vanhorne



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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  • 11.17.14

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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.
  • 11.10.14

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    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.