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Office of

Byron Dorgan


Total cost of 78 office trips: $142,292.12


Trips by Byron Dorgan
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $17,736.56

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,832.60
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT-INTL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,840.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: ADDRESS EMPLOYEES OF CONNELL COMPANY ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATION EVENTS IN CONGRESS AT COMPANY MEETING
Date: Mar 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $993.00
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: University of Denver
Purpose: DELIVER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,726.00
source

Destination: FARGO TO BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA
Sponsor: Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 80 MEGAWATT WIND PROJECT DEDICATION
Date: Sep 16, 2002
Expense: $664.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,411.63
source

Destination: GRAND FORKS, ND TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Oshkosh Truck Corporation
Purpose: SENATOR'S PARTICIPATION IN THE AEROSPACE & DEFENSE MANUFACTURING ROUNDTABLE IN GRANDFORKS, ND
Date: Oct 24, 2003
Expense: $1,585.00
source

Destination: BISMARCK, ND TO FARGO, ND
Sponsor: Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Purpose: SENATOR'S PARTICIPATION IN ENERGY LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Dec 2, 2003
Expense: $345.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AND MEETINGS TO DISCUSS INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $388.11
source

Destination: BISMARCK, ND TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Oshkosh Truck Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL GUARD 95TH BRIDGE COMPANY WELCOME HOME EVENT
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: TOUR COMCAST MEDIA CENTER TO REVIEW ADVANCEMENTS IN VIDEO ON DEMAND TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY USED TO DELIVER DIGITAL CABLE TO RURAL AREAS
Date: Jan 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,069.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Byron Dorgan

Gabriel Adler
Jeremy Bratt
Jose Cerda
Mike Eggl
Ladeene Freimuth
Maynard Friesz
Niles Godes
Elizabeth Gore
Brian Griffin
Brian Griffith
Pam Gulleson
F Jerome Hinkle
Curtis Jabs
Nicole Kroetsch
Jim Messina
Stephanie Mohl
Brian Moran
Emmett O'keefe
Emmett Okeefe
Daphna Peled
David Roll
Lindsey Runge
Toby Short
Dale Thoranson
Bob Valeu
G Franklin Walker
Lori Way
Dan Wogsland
Ian Woodward



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

  • 11.24.14

    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.