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Office of

John Dingell


Total cost of 42 office trips: $76,674.10


Trips by John Dingell
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $21,013.55

Destination: DETROIT-NEW YORK-WESTFIELD N.J.-WASH. D.C.
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Date: May 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 30, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,501.60
source

Destination: DETROIT TO SANTA ANA, CA TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TO SPEAK IN PANEL TO CORPORATE ALLIANCES PARTNER SUMMIT
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $6,294.88
source

Destination: SAFARI CLUB INTL. CONVENTION, LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS ON THURSDAY AND TO SPEAK AT DINNER ON FRIDAY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $540.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS TO CARLSBAD, CA. TO WASHINGTON, D.C
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO ADDRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS WINTER MEETING IN CARLSBAD
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,753.91
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WEST AFTON, IA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $700.76
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATING IN SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $83.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $365.95
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $206.37
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: TO VISIT FORD AND ITS FACTORY. CONG. DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: MARTINSBURG, WVA-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: General Motors Corporation
Purpose: RETURN TO DISTRICT FROM GM SPONSORED EVENT IN SHEPHERDSTOWN AL WITH CONG. DINGELL SPOKE
Date: Jul 17, 2004
Expense: $752.10
source

Destination: MOCKINAC
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONF
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.76
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Dingell

Dan Beattie
David Dumke
Pete Filon
Michael Hacker
Jack Maniko
Katie Murtha
Lisa Pineles



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.