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Office of

Patrick Leahy


Total cost of 15 office trips: $38,927.36


Trips by Patrick Leahy
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $31,314.09

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA CONVENTION FOR SELF AND SPOUSE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,021.15
source

Destination: ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION
Purpose: REMARKS AT MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION ANNUAL BANQUET. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Jun 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION
Purpose: REMARKS AT MARINE CORPS LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION BANQUET, MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $295.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Simons Foundation
Purpose: REMARKS AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE SIMONS FOUNDATION AWARD FOR PEACE AND DISARMAMENT. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Nov 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $5,595.33
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION HOSTED BY THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC ASSOCIATION AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,857.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Allen & Company
Purpose: DISCUSSION IN THE PANEL SESSION ON HIV/AIDS AT THE ALLEN & COMPANY ANNUAL CONFERENCE. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Jul 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,818.01
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: REMARKS TO THE MCCONNELL SCHOLARS AS WELL AS THE GENERAL LOUISVILLE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. MARCELLE LEAHY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,749.60
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: U.S. PARTICIPANT IN CSIS'S HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ENTITLED "THE FUTURE OF THE U.S.-FRENCH SECURITY RELATIONSHIP." MARCELLE ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR ON THIS TRIP
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $15,503.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Patrick Leahy

Steven Dettelbach
Kevin Mcdonald
Matthew Payne-Funk
Philip Toomajian
Erik Winchester



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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  • 11.17.14

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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.