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Office of

Charles Bass


Total cost of 28 office trips: $38,054.51


Trips by Charles Bass
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $17,333.85

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TRIP TO GATHER HIGH-TECH INFORMATION
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,187.20
source

Destination: MIT, BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: TECHNET
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ 20 LEADING N.E. TECH. EXECUTIVES
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: GREENBRIER (WEST VIRGINIA)
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,424.00
source

Destination: NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: State of New Jersey
Purpose: THE CONGRESSMAN WILL TESTIFY IN COURT ON BEHALF OF THE STATE
Date: Apr 18, 2001
Expense: $523.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA / DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO REPRESENT THE COMMERCE COMM. * A CEA CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,542.06
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: MTGS. AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,924.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT @ THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,456.19
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MTG. IN DETROIT, MI
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,917.63
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Independent Bakers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,154.80
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, NH - LAS VEGAS - PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND 2005 CES AND ATTEND MEETINGS
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.62
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Bass

John Billings
Darwin Cusack
Francis Furtado
Tad Furtado
Neil Levesque
Alissa Southworth
Jennifer Warren
Virginia Wilbert
Virginia Witbert



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

    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.