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Office of

Sam Farr


Total cost of 31 office trips: $81,138.11


Trips by Sam Farr
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $59,427.34

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH EUROPEAN LEADERS DISCUSS ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $10,244.62
source

Destination: MONTEREY - LA - MIAM - CAYMAN ISLANDS - MIAMI - DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,340.95
source

Destination: SELMA, MONTGOMERY ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: United Parcel Service of America Inc (UPS)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,479.17
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,997.10
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,029.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,724.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Urbanists International
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MD
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY-PALM SPRINGS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH CA GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.69
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO REFLECT ON THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE PRESSURES OF THE JOB
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $723.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA - GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, BAHAMAS - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-BRAZIL RELATIONS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,035.73
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: MEMBERS OF THE CBC, CHC, AND CAPAC MET TO DISCUSS MINORITY HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $436.74
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,903.34
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sam Farr

Pamela Barry
Rachel Dann
Rochelle Dornatt
Moira Hess
Troy Phillips
Edward Steiner
Ann Vaughan



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.