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Office of

Steve Israel


Total cost of 25 office trips: $94,256.92


Trips by Steve Israel
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $62,472.11

Destination: BOSTON LOGAN
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 6, 2001
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO AIPAC MEMBERSHIP
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,189.00
source

Destination: TOUR OF NORTH-SHORE-LIJ HOSPITALS AND DISCUSSION OF THEIR FEDERAL NEED
Sponsor: NORTH SHORE-LONG ISLAND JEWISH HOSPITALS
Purpose: TOUR OF NORTH SHORE-LIJ HOSPITALS AND DISCUSSIONS OF THEIR MEDICARE/NIT CONCERNS AND NEEDS.
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $455.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Touro College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2002
Expense: $462.00
source

Destination: LONG ISLAND, NY - NEW YORK CITY, NY - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TOUR OF NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $689.18
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO MEET WITH ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LEADERS REGARDING THE MIDDLE EAST PROCESS.
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (12 days)
Expense: $10,829.60
source

Destination: JFK-FLL-IAD
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $706.76
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA-HYDERABAD, INDIA-MUMBAI, INDIA-DHAKA, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: DELEGATION VISIT TO INDIA TO MEET WITH POLITICAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS, DISCUSS DEFENSE AND FINANCIAL POLICIES
Date: Jan 2, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $20,270.26
source

Destination: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
Sponsor: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES (ISEAS) FOR 1/10-1/15 AND 1/18 COMMUNICATIONS CONSORTIUM MEDIA CENTER (SRI LANKA PORTION) 1/15-1/17
Purpose: COLLECT INFORMATION ON TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS AND HOMELAND SECURITY
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $14,996.20
source

Destination: TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM AND TRAVEL WITHIN ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TO SEE FIRSTHAND THE PRESSING ISSUES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, PARTICULARLY DISENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $12,649.11
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Israel

Francis Creighton
Deborah Darcy
Priya Dayananda
Matthew Larkin
Heather Mchugh
Mark Siegel
Jonathan Vogel



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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  • 11.17.14

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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.
  • 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.