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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Office of

Tim Johnson


Total cost of 56 office trips: $122,144.95


Trips by Tim Johnson
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $37,010.06

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,348.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: VISITING AMERICAN-OWNED BUSINESS OPERATING IN PAKISTAN AND MEETING WITH PAKISTANI OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF MUTUAL CONCERN TO PAKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES
Date: Jan 18, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,030.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH BEFORE THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS AND TO ATTEND ITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,400.00
source

Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR THE CONNELL COMPANY'S SEMINAR SERIES ON THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $570.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,214.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,333.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY MO
Sponsor: NATIONAL RURAL LETTER CARRIERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT BEFORE THE NATIONAL RURAL LETTER CARRIERS ASSOCIATION
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $771.86
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,393.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tim Johnson

Mara Baer
Cynthia Bartel
Patrick Benton
Sharon Boysen
Naomi Camper
Elizabeth Canter
Sonja Dean
Dwight Fettig
Susan Hansen
Adam Healy
Meredith Hughes
Danna Jackson
Ian Marquardt
Kenneth Martin
Paul Nash
Alfred Samuelson
Drey Samuelson
Frank Scamlon
Mitchell Stewart
Todd Stubbendieck
Matthew Thomblad
David Toomey
Elli Wicks
Esther Zoss



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.