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Office of

Trent Lott


Total cost of 82 office trips: $173,810.64


Trips by Trent Lott
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $40,412.32

Destination: TELLURIDE, COLORADO
Sponsor: Young Presidents' Organization and affiliates
Purpose: ADDRESS WINTER MEETING
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $7,650.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CSX'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,660.44
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American College of Trial Lawyers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS SPRING CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,651.24
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CSX'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,647.00
source

Destination: VENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TO RAILROAD INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,648.00
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FL
Sponsor: Defense Research Institute
Purpose: TO ADDRESS REGIONAL MEETING
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,531.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: PASCAGOULA, MS
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $602.50
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ADDRESS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,069.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,632.20
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: AAAE/ACI-NA
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,028.74
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,442.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Trent Lott

Renee Bennett
Steve Browning
Angel Campbell
Jennifer Casademont
Brandon Cobianchi
Thomas Elwjin
William Gottshall
Virginia Gregory
Dave Hoppe
Susan Irby
Rohit Kumar
Hardy Lott
John Mashburn
Jack Norris
Laura O'neill
Carol Ross
Elizabeth Ross
Emanuel Rossman
James Sartucci
Beth Spivey
Mitch Waldman
Steven Wall
Susan Wells
Clay Williams
Brian Wilson
Eric Womble



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

    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.