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Office of

William Delahunt


Total cost of 24 office trips: $54,048.14


Trips by William Delahunt
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $15,075.05

Destination: MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA
Sponsor: RETAILERS ASSOCIATION OF MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: 2000 EASTERN NASRAE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 15, 2000
Expense: $495.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: USA Rice Federation
Purpose: PROMOTION OF TRADE
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,201.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESSES AND FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $869.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT; CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,177.51
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: INVESTIGATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Destination: DULLES-GUATEMALA-MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RELATED TO ADOPTION
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,360.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-STUTTGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: TO EVALUATE US RELATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION, GERMANY, AND FRANCE, AND TO DISCUSS TRADE, SECURITY, AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,921.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of William Delahunt

Mark Agrast
Julie Carr
Cliff Etammerman
Michele Jalbert
Christine Leonard
Steven Schwadron
Cliff Stammerman



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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 11.17.14

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  • 11.10.14

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    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.