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Office of

Frank Lucas


Total cost of 31 office trips: $72,199.64


Trips by Frank Lucas
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $23,632.72

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $20.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: OLSSON, FRANK AND WEEDA, P.C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Jun 11, 2000
Expense: $872.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Jan 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,565.16
source

Destination: OKC TO STL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL BANKERS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 13, 2001
Expense: $1,295.50
source

Destination: ARDMORE, OK
Sponsor: Noble Foundation
Purpose: TOUR THE FACILITY WHICH CONDUCTS RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $74.99
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: REVIEW AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AFFECTING THE CROP PROTECTION INDUSTRY.
Date: Sep 24, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,514.63
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT THE 2004 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,202.06
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: REP. LUCAS WAS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE FARM CREDIT COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING WHERE HE DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF THE FARM CREDIT SYSTEM
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,813.29
source

Destination: OKC-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE EXCHANGES
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,275.09
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Frank Lucas

Richard Blackwood
Stacey Glasscock
Marna Harris
James Luetkemeyer
Anthony Marlatt
Nicole Scott
David Thompson
Ryan Weston
Micah Zomer



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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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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.