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Office of

Eni Faleomavaega


Total cost of 16 office trips: $116,306.38


Trips by Eni Faleomavaega
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $85,931.25

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Sponsor: USO MISSOURI (TRAVEL) AND HOWARD JOHNSON HOTELS (LODGING)
Purpose: ASIA PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2000
Expense: $1,230.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,175.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA ONLY
Sponsor: SAMOA FOR ALL OF SACRAMENTO
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $145.00
source

Destination: DC-KOREA-DC Congressnan LAS VEGAS-KOREA-LAS VEGA daughter
Sponsor: KOREA-U.S. EXCHANGE COUNCIL, BETTER HONG KONG FOUNDATION, CHINESE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ENHANCE RELATIONS THROUGH THE "MANDATE FOR LEADERSHIP: PRIORITIES FOR THE PRESIDENT" CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $23,933.86
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: BUILD RELATIONSHIP WITH NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Date: May 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,450.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,359.63
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: MARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE AGREEMENTS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA. WILL MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS RE: KOREA/UNITED STATES RELATIONS. VISIT AMERICAN TROOPS AT DMZ.
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $22,098.84
source

Destination: CONTINUATION OF KOREA TRIP
Sponsor: George Washington University
Purpose: TO PROMOTE EXCHANGES BETWEEN THE U.S. AND JAPAN TRADE AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $448.02
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION VISIT TO UN HEADQUARTERS
Date: May 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $616.70
source

Destination: DC-KAZAKHSTAN-SAN FRANCISCO-APIA
Sponsor: Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Purpose: ENHANCE US. - KAZAKHSTAN RELATIONS, DISCUSS NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $24,373.70
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: ATTENDING DEMOCRATIC PACIFIC UNION INAUGURAL MEETING AND FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 12, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $8,100.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eni Faleomavaega

Timothy Johnson
Enere Levi
Lisa Williams



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.