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Office of

Kay Bailey Hutchison


Total cost of 11 office trips: $26,731.81


Trips by Kay Bailey Hutchison
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $17,398.54

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Vinson & Elkins
Purpose: SPEAK TO FIRM'S WOMEN'S SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,746.24
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: George C Marshall Foundation
Purpose: REMARKS AT GEORGE C. MARSHALL FOUNDATION AWARD RECEPTION AND DINNER HONORING PRESIDENT GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH
Date: Mar 8, 2002
Expense: $1,625.27
source

Destination: LONDON, UK
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,638.20
source

Destination: DULLES, VIRGINIA TO HOUSTON TO DALLAS
Sponsor: Kinkaid School
Purpose: SERVE AS THE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER FOR THE KINKAID SCHOOL GRADUATION
Date: May 23, 2003
Expense: $3,093.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ATTEND THE AEI WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,020.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose: SERVE AS SPONSOR FOR THE CHRISTENING OF THE USS SAN ANTONIO
Date: Jul 18, 2003
Expense: $275.33
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Kay Bailey Hutchison

David Davis
George Lee Johnson
Lindsey Parham
Gay Westbrook



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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  • 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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.