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Office of

Bart Stupak


Total cost of 33 office trips: $86,543.95


Trips by Bart Stupak
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $51,145.71

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ANNUAL CONFERENCE-DISCUSSED PENDING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Sep 10, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $454.50
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: POLICY CONFERENCE REGARDING ELECTRIC INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,374.00
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, UK-LONDON, UK
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT NUCLEAR ENERGY NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL & NUCLEAR PLANT DECOMISSIONING
Date: May 27, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $15,080.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Williams Companies
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT OF WILLIAMS CO., ENERGY INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,079.78
source

Destination: CONFERENCE AT TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose:
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,892.79
source

Destination: HARBER SPRINGS, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR ANNUAL MAC DINNER
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $225.51
source

Destination: CONGRESSMAN: ATLANTA, GA-FT. LAUDERDALE, FL-AVENTURA, FL-GREEN BAY, WI MRS. STUPAK: GREEN BAY, WI-FT LAUDERDALE, FL-AVENTURA, FL-GREEN BAY, WI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,976.37
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BARCELONA, SPAIN-PARIS, FRANCE-GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF SPANISH AND FRENCH NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $19,778.48
source

Destination: CONFERENCE IN MY DISTRICT ON MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $528.52
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD CONFERENCE-DISCUSS ENERGY BILL AND PROPOSED REFORMS
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,732.08
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT-ISSUES AND POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,023.68
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bart Stupak

Matthew Berzok
Amy Fuerstenau
Lynne Jensen
Daphna Peled
Scott Schloegel
Leslie Thomsen
Sonya Wendell
Sean Wherley



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

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    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.