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Office of

Joseph Pitts


Total cost of 44 office trips: $97,932.97


Trips by Joseph Pitts
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $33,470.96

Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-LAHOVE, ISLAMABAD, KOTTI NUNA-KASHR BORDER OF PAKES
Sponsor: INDONESIA-JUBILEE CAMPAIGN PAKISTAN-INAYAT BEGUM MEMORIAL TRUST
Purpose:
Date: May 29, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,378.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 5, 2001
Expense: $145.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN, ALGERIA
Sponsor: PAKISTAN-INAYAT BEGUM FOUNDATION, ALGERIA-DEFENSE FORUM FOUNDATION
Purpose: PAKISTAN-PEOPLE TO PEOPLE DIPLOMACY, HUMANITARIAN ACT, ALGERIA-DIPLOMATIC MEETINGS, VISIT REFUGE CAMPS
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,759.76
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $63.40
source

Destination: BANGKOK, LAOS, VIETNAM, THAILAND
Sponsor: Jubilee Campaign USA
Purpose: DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH NATIONAL LEADERS/STUDY HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,825.37
source

Destination: PAKISTAN-LAHORE, KOTLI NUNAN, MAZZAFARABAD, ISLAMABAD INDIA-BOMBAY, AHMEDABAD, NEW DELHI
Sponsor: PAKISTAN-INAYATBEGUM FOUNDATION INDIA-JUBILEE CAMPAIGN, USA
Purpose: TO MEET & BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS & NADS, PARTICULARLY ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $7,506.75
source

Destination: BELARUS
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: BUILD RELATIONSHIPS BY US & BELARUS
Date: May 20, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $7,490.00
source

Destination: SPAIN-MADRID & ZARAGOZA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE OF PARLIAMENTARIANS ON THE ISSUE OF WESTERN SAHARA
Date: Nov 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,360.10
source

Destination: DC-BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING/BUILDING COALITIONS
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $936.58
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Pitts

Angelita Avila
Julie Carr
Amy Jones
Derek Karchner
Nina Krig
Ken Miller
John Neville
Lauren Noyes
Monica Volante
Bill Wichterman



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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.