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Office of

Doug Bereuter


Total cost of 27 office trips: $142,056.89


Trips by Doug Bereuter
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $77,005.14

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,894.50
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS.
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,683.25
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,629.40
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,787.60
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM.
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,881.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,769.40
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Date: Oct 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $542.75
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM.
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,033.56
source

Destination: LANAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,958.78
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM.
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $9,949.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HONOLULU, HAWAII-OMAHA, NE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,875.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Doug Bereuter

Jodi Detwiler
Alan Feyerherm
Kyle Gilster
Carol Lawrence
Laura Marks
Alicia O'donnell
Susan Olson
Jon Peterson
Jodi Smith
Michelle Spence



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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  • 11.24.14

    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

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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.