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Office of

Charles Pickering


Total cost of 38 office trips: $39,078.90


Trips by Charles Pickering
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $14,850.99

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA WIRELESS 2000 CONVENTION
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,225.00
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, AL
Sponsor: BancorpSouth
Purpose: SPEAK TO BANCORP SOUTH DIRECTOR'S RETREAT
Date: Feb 16, 2001
Expense: $1,229.00
source

Destination: DULLES AIRPORT TO MERIDIAN, MS
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TO ATTEND EVENT AT LOCKHEED-MARTIN PLANT IN MERIDIAN ON 2/24
Date: Feb 24, 2001
Expense: $612.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR IN WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONG. RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MAKE SPEECH, PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS RE:WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,193.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jun 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,415.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO BEDMINSTER NJ
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Dec 3, 2001
Expense: $277.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 2002 WIRELESS CONVENTION
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $934.09
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAR
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONA RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE RE: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: MERIDIAN, MS
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: A WORKPLACE SHOOTING OCCURED AT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN FACILITY IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY. I TRAVELLED TO VISIT THE PLANT, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE VICTIMS IN THE HOSPITAL TO ASSIST IN A VERY TRAGIC SITUATION.
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $515.00
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, MS
Sponsor: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV
Purpose: THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR A NEW AMERICAN EUROCOPTER FACILITY.
Date: Aug 7, 2003
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA-JACKSON, MS
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: TOUR BELL SOUTH FACILITIES AND SEE THEIR IP VIDEO SERVICES
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $855.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - STARKVILLE, MS
Sponsor: Aurora Flight Sciences
Purpose: INAUGURAL DELIVER OF 1ST ORDER OF AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE TO BE BUILT AT NEW PLANT IN MS
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $616.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Pickering

Susan Butler
Michael Chappell
David Hurst
Cade King
Michael Lipski
John Rounsaville



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.