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Office of

Tim Holden


Total cost of 35 office trips: $50,191.11


Trips by Tim Holden
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $12,408.65

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS ENERGY FUNCTIONS OF EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $438.00
source

Destination: READING, PA - CASPER, CODY & JACKSON HOLE, WY - PHILADELPHIA & WASHINGTON D.C.
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: $6,442.43
source

Destination: DC - PHILADELPHIA - ST. CLAIR
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Purpose: ADDRESS THE TRANSPORTATION STEERING COMMITTEE OF (NACO)
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $229.42
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PRIVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF THE RAILROADS AND AN EXAMINATION OF CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES.
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,298.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tim Holden

Nona Darrell
Paul Giuliano
Elizabeth Hermsen
Nathan Muniz
Keith Pemrick
Timothy Smith
Ari Strauss
Lesley Woodburn



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

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