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Office of

Tammy Baldwin


Total cost of 16 office trips: $33,525.24


Trips by Tammy Baldwin
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $30,264.91

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: KEYNOTE
Date: Jan 12, 2000
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,040.81
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: LESBIAN & GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER, INC.
Purpose: KEYNOTE
Date: Mar 3, 2000
Expense: $561.00
source

Destination: HARVARD UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,248.95
source

Destination: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,155.44
source

Destination: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, UNITED NATIONS, "GROUND ZERO"
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND THE HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $706.00
source

Destination: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,132.36
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION/MEMBER COMMUNICATION
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,010.55
source

Destination: FT. LAUNDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,301.16
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: FACT FINDING-EDUCATION
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,582.79
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-DETROIT, MI-MADISON, WI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: PANELIST; HEALTH CARE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $924.85
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tammy Baldwin

William Murat
Stacy Stordahl



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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.