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Office of

Adam Smith


Total cost of 49 office trips: $115,698.06


Trips by Adam Smith
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $43,591.92

Destination: PHOENIX; SEDONA AZ
Sponsor: Qwest Communications International Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,596.47
source

Destination:
Sponsor: BOEING CO, MICROSOFT CORP WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK
Purpose: PACIFIC NORTHWEST STAFF VISIT
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,978.83
source

Destination: BEIJING, SHENZHEN AND TAIPEI, CHINA
Sponsor: ASPI GROUP AND SEATTLE PACIFIC TRADING CO
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $9,887.92
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,093.96
source

Destination: MICROSOFT CAMPUS
Sponsor: COLUMBIA RESEARCH GROUP
Purpose: MEET N' GREET
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $690.00
source

Destination: HONDURAS
Sponsor: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
Purpose: EXAMINE THE SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL POVERTY SUCH AS MICROCREDIT AND TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBLE IMPACT OF CAFTA WITH PEOPLE IN CENTRAL AMERICA
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,713.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: OPPORTUNITY TO BRING TOGETHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS, SCHOLARS, AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR AN INFORMAL DISCUSSION OF PRESSING ISSUES FACING THE UNITED STATES
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,006.34
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND TO PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,107.20
source

Destination: SEATTLE TO ASPEN
Sponsor: THE ASPEN INSTITUTE & THE DLC
Purpose: EXAMINE THE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF GOOD LEADERSHIP AND APPLY THEM TO SPECIFIC REAL WORLD CHALLENGES AMERICA IS FACING IN THE NEW ECONOMY
Date: Dec 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,313.20
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND TO TOKYO, JAPAN TO NAGOYA, JAPAN TO SEATTLE
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT STUDY TOUR. THE TRADE AND POVERTY FORUM MOBILIZES POLITICAL WILL AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $10,205.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Adam Smith

Lars Anderson
Shana Chandler
Linda Danforth
Mark De La Iglesia
Brandon Hall
Jason Henning
John Mulligan
Hun Quach
Jordan Triplett
Andrea Tull
Ali Wade
Ali Weise



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.