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Office of

Charles Rangel


Total cost of 81 office trips: $192,620.95


Trips by Charles Rangel
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $19,826.00

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Pacific Community Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $5,675.00
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Sian Ka'an Conservation Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $5,766.00
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINIAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: American Airlines
Purpose: PROMOTION OF TRADE AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATION
Date: Dec 12, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $5,830.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NASSAU, BAHAMAS - NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CORPORATE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Rangel

Jennifer Adams
Cybele Bjorklund
John Buckley
James Capel
Debra Curtis
George Dalley
Julie Herwig
Daniel Maffei
Janice Mays
Karlin Mcneill
Emile Milne
Sonja Nesbit
Kathryn Olson
Viji Rangaswami
Tim Reif
Jonathan Sheene
Jonathan Sheiner
Beth Vance
Deborah Veres



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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  • 11.10.14

    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.