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Office of

Thomas Bliley


Total cost of 88 office trips: $116,793.72


Trips by Thomas Bliley
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $33,668.58

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,025.70
source

Destination: INTERNET PRIVACY SUMMIT
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-LEGISLATIVE ISSUES ON ONLINE PRIVACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $472.12
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Brown & Williamson Tobacco
Purpose: TOUR/SPEAK TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT OF BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO; MEET WITH CEO OF BRITISH TRADE INTERNATIONAL
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $31,170.76
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Bliley

Jason Bentley
Ramsen Betfarhad
Dwight Cates
David Cavicke
Kevin Cook
Brent Del Monte
James Derderian
Amy Droskoski
Miriam Erickson
Dennis Fitzgibbons
Dick Frandsen
Carrie Gavorga
Tom Giles
Robert Gordon
Curry Hagerty
Hugh Halpern
Curry Haperty
Patricia Higgins
Joseph Kelliher
Nandan Kenkeremath
Rick Kessler
Chris Knauer
Jason Lee
Andy Levin
Justin Lilley
Robert Meyers
John Monthei
Michael O'rielly
Linda Rich
Amii Sachdev
Paul Scolese
Sue Sheridan
Robert Simison
Joseph Stanko
Alison Taylor
Bridgett Taylor
Cathy Vanway
Lori Wall
Consuela Washington



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

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