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Office of

James Mcgovern


Total cost of 32 office trips: $79,389.76


Trips by James Mcgovern
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $26,451.48

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING. TO FACILITATE EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN MASSACHUSETTES UNIVERSITIES AND CUBAN COUNTERPARTS
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,930.76
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,139.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Services
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON PHARMACY
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,223.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: OXFAM
Purpose: TO REVIEW OXFAM'S DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS IN CUBA.
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL
Purpose: TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO PRESERVE EARNEST HEMINGWAY'S LEGACY INCLUDING PRESERVATION OF WORKS OF LITERARY SIGNIFICANCE.
Date: Nov 7, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,850.00
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF U.S. - CUBA POLICY
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,656.48
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: BOSTON - HAVANA - DC
Sponsor: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Services
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON PHARMACY
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,468.50
source

Destination: BETHESDA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO GAIN GREATER UNDERSTANDING ON THE ROLE RELIGIOUS FAITH PLAYS IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $537.60
source

Destination: BOGOTA, COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,145.88
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: TO EVALUATE U.S. RELATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION AND FRANCE, AND TO DISCUSS TRADE, SECURITY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,524.26
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of James Mcgovern

Edward Augustus
Cindy Buhl
Daniel Holt
Michael Meishon
Michael Mershon
Gladys Parker
Christopher Philbin
Keith Stern
Ryan Thrasher



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

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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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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.