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Office of

James Moran


Total cost of 38 office trips: $106,638.46


Trips by James Moran
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $43,531.49

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American International Group Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST (MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA & EGYPT)
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,946.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $856.60
source

Destination: HYDE PARK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONFERENCE "PROGRESSIVE POLITICS IN THE AMERICAS
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,615.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC-NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $444.00
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF NATO
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,650.00
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $7,878.09
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,758.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: TECH ISSUES. NET/KEY3 MEDIA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS A SPEAKER AT A TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY PRIVACY PANEL
Date: Apr 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,083.00
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING MTNG: TO DISCUSS TRADE, SECURITY, INTERNET ISSUES & US/EU PARTNERSHIP IN CURRENT ADMIN.
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,299.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,052.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT, LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: ANNUAL PRIVACY RETREAT
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $575.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: MEETING TO DISCUSS "THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC SERVICE"
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $609.31
source

Destination: ISTANBUL - VIA NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: INAUGURAL VISIT BY TURKISH CAUCUS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $4,565.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,670.99
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of James Moran

Timothy Aiken
Darius Henderson
Melissa Koloszar
Renee Mcdonald
Jennifer Park
Paul Reagan



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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 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.