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Office of

Albert Wynn


Total cost of 26 office trips: $41,838.40


Trips by Albert Wynn
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,798.04

Destination: VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MEMBERS EXEC. OF WIRELESS INDUSTRY DISCUSS MATTERS AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,486.49
source

Destination: BATON ROUGE
Sponsor: Southern University at New Orleans
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,323.55
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, ST. MAARTEN
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CARIB NEWS MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONF
Date: Nov 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,970.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MEMBERS' AND EXECUTIVES OF WIRELESS INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS MATTERS AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,599.30
source

Destination: JUNEAU, ALASKA
Sponsor: Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST
Date: May 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,566.90
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: 2ND ANNUAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,365.87
source

Destination: SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 5TH ANNUAL POLICY RETREAT
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,622.73
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.94
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,394.40
source

Destination: SYRACUSE
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: DISCUSS INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUE AND TO EXPLORE POSSILE JOINT COOPERATIVE EFFORTS
Date: Jan 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $796.00
source

Destination: SUNNY ISLES, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S IV ANNUAL BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH XXXV REGULAR SESSION OF THE OAS
Date: Jun 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.98
source

Destination: AVENTURA, DE
Sponsor: NAT'L ASSOCIATION OF INVESTMENT COMPANIES
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NAIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS AND THE MINORITY-FOCUSED VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $547.88
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Albert Wynn

Paul Begey
Matthew Biggs
Curt Clifton
Lashawna Johnson
Alon Kupferman
Alon Kysferhon
Lori Pepper
Michael Rious
Cherie Wilson



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.