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Office of

Anna Eshoo


Total cost of 43 office trips: $98,927.69


Trips by Anna Eshoo
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $48,720.57

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE, SPONSORED BY HARVANA UNIVERSI
Date: Jan 21, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $2,961.98
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION=THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,101.30
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Ernst & Young LLP
Purpose: MEETING W/ ERNST & YOUNG EXECUTIVES
Date: Mar 21, 2000
Expense: $280.40
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: RELIASTAR
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,953.68
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY AND HYDE PARK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: HYDE PARK-DEMOCRATIC POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,010.20
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,918.30
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: RECEIVED AWARD AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $708.31
source

Destination: CONFERENCE IN PUNTA MITA MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,635.10
source

Destination: CONFERENCE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,033.00
source

Destination: ACADEMIC PRESENTATION & DISCUSSIONS OF U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: IN DEPTH CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,815.80
source

Destination: FRANKFURT, GERMANY-ROME, ITALY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $5,597.50
source

Destination: DUBLIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 26, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $6,919.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Anna Eshoo

Timothy Carey
Barbara Feinstein
Illegible Illegible
Nick Kolovos
Vanessa Kramer
Jason Mahler
Scott Nishioki
Megan O'reilly
Eric Olson
Stacey Rampy
Jared Weaver
Anne Wilson



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

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.