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Office of

Martin Frost


Total cost of 33 office trips: $59,131.50


Trips by Martin Frost
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $27,832.88

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY & SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: THE FAITH & POLITICS INSTITUTE (PARTIAL PAYMENT)
Purpose: TO EDUCATE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ABOUT THE HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,085.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE ABA'S SUMMER MEETING
Date: Jul 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $7,245.00
source

Destination: JFK TO TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $5,453.18
source

Destination: DFW TO EL PASO, TEXAS
Sponsor: Israel Bonds
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR ANNUAL DINNER IN EL PASO
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $327.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PENN STATION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,412.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-JT. LISTENING SESIONS OF CBC HEALTH & ENVIRON. JUSTICE BROWN TRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $480.00
source

Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Feb 7, 2003
Expense: $2,528.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Miami
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SPOUSE TO UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AT THE REQUEST OF THE PRESI
Date: Mar 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $4,743.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Southern Methodist University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 22, 2003
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEWARK, NJ (ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE)
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Mar 2, 2004
Expense: $2,558.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Martin Frost

Camisha Abels
Matt Angle
Ronnie Carleton
Jennifer Dean
Fernando Gomez
Jane Hamilton
Shannon Hillman
Lynndell Jones
Susan Mcavoy
Shannon Meissner
Wendy Skillern
Askia Suruma
Kristi Walseth
Sarah Wisner



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.
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    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.