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Office of

Mike Doyle


Total cost of 29 office trips: $95,883.91


Trips by Mike Doyle
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $41,246.00

Destination: ROME, ITALY TO VIBO VALENTIA, ITALY
Sponsor: NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE IDEAS BETWEEN ITALIAN OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $5,440.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC / TULSA, OK / PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Williams Companies
Purpose: FACT FINDING/TOUR OF THE FACILITIES
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,470.00
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $18,006.00
source

Destination: ARUBA
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,622.00
source

Destination: ATHENS, GREECE
Sponsor: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY/ATHENS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING/GRADUATION
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,480.00
source

Destination: TORTOLA, BVI
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,228.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Doyle

Pat Cavanagh
Deborah Darcy
Sharon Grant
David Lucas
Michael Mullen
James Sharp



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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    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.