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Office of

Robert Borski


Total cost of 18 office trips: $34,052.78


Trips by Robert Borski
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $14,499.32

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ICE CREAM VENDORS
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AND ATTENDEE TO CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,814.32
source

Destination: WEST POINT, NY
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND THE COOPERSTOWN CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE RAIL INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: CASPER, CODY AND JACKSON HOLE, WY
Sponsor: BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE (BNSF) AND THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS (AAR)
Purpose: ATTEND THE AAR LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,080.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Atofina Chemicals Inc
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCES WITH ATOFINA EXECS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES AFFECTING COMPANY IN U.S. AND EUROPE
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,950.00
source

Destination: PA-FARMINGTON
Sponsor: DRS Technologies Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY ISSUES AFFECTING DRS AND ITS EMPLOYEES
Date: May 31, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,960.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Borski

Karen Bloom
Kelly Fitzgerald
Andrea Toll
Mark Vieth
Andrea Whiting
Amy Wolfrum



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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  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

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  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

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