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Office of

Phil Gramm


Total cost of 46 office trips: $76,527.82


Trips by Phil Gramm
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $8,760.94

Destination: KETCHIKAN, AK
Sponsor: Waterfall Committee
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CHARITY TOURNAMENT
Date: Aug 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,000.00
source

Destination: TEXAS
Sponsor: NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE BRIEFINGS/MEETINGS, WITH SPOUSE
Date: Nov 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,222.94
source

Destination: SHERIDAN, WY
Sponsor: Big Horn Canyon Ranch Hunting Club
Purpose: TO ADDRESS MEMBERS OF BIG HORN CANYON RANCH HUNTING CLUB
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,538.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Phil Gramm

Wayne Abernathy
Mark Calabria
Joe Cwiklinski
Amy Dunathan
Dina Ellis
Melody Fennel
Geof Gradler
Geoffrey Gray
Christi Harlan
Michelle Jackson
Rohit Kumar
Sherry Little
Thomas Loo
Linda Lord
Daris Meeks
Joel Oswald
Madelyn Simmons
Stacie Thomas
Adrienne Vanek



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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    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

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  • 11.10.14

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