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Office of

Tom Udall


Total cost of 21 office trips: $108,658.42


Trips by Tom Udall
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $89,523.56

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: ALABAMA PILGRIMAGE TO MARK THE 35TH ANIV. OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: NEWS AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM
Date: Nov 27, 2000
Expense: $835.10
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PLANNING
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,455.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,034.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY - HEIDELBERG
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,564.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C., TO ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,563.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,960.00
source

Destination: BETHESDAY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: LEADERSHIP TRAINING - "LEADING WITH COURAGE & COMPASSION"
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $293.00
source

Destination: MADAGASCAR & SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: Conservation International
Purpose: LAND CONSERVATION-VISITS TO LAND & ANIMAL PRESERVES
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $15,762.26
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,745.62
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,988.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PUNTA MITA, MEXICO TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,074.48
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,131.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Udall

Sarah Cobb
Michael Collins
Cynthia Cook
Carlos Fierro
Johanna Polsenberg
Pete Valencia
Robert Vasquez



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

  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.