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Office of

Joseph Hoeffel


Total cost of 9 office trips: $24,669.90


Trips by Joseph Hoeffel
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $14,864.90

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,793.38
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, SELMA, ALA.
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: ALABAMA PILGRIMAGE-35TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1965 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $489.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,788.00
source

Destination: TURNBURRY ISLE FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,779.57
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,292.95
source

Destination: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Sponsor: GREATER YELLOWSTONE COALITION/NATL PARKS CONSERV. ASSOC.
Purpose: YELLOWSTONE NATL PARK-WINTER USE ISSUE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,722.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Hoeffel

Barbara Elder
Sarah Spence



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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    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

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    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.