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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Office of

Henry Bonilla


Total cost of 23 office trips: $52,324.13


Trips by Henry Bonilla
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $28,085.63

Destination: MIDLAND, DELL CITY, FT STOCKTON
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: OVERSIGHT OF PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE FACILITIES
Date: Aug 28, 2000
Expense: $1,487.50
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: GMA EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,032.13
source

Destination: AWARD PRESENTATION
Sponsor: TEXAS RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: AWARD PRESENTATION
Date: Mar 27, 2002
Expense: $1,795.25
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,759.24
source

Destination: S.A-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: OFFICIAL EVENT
Date: Feb 10, 2003
Expense: $944.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: AMI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,649.58
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,051.70
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: INTERVIEW ON THE DAILY SHOW
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,174.59
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: SUBSTANTIAL PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 21, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,233.69
source

Destination: LGA
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2005
Expense: $289.24
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,890.71
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Henry Bonilla

Carolyn Hensarling
Marcus Lubin
Mary Pearson
Kelly Ploeg
Stephen Ruhlen



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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  • 11.24.14

    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.