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Office of

Lucille Roybal-Allard


Total cost of 14 office trips: $22,990.19


Trips by Lucille Roybal-Allard
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $8,346.59

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, TOUR OF WALL STREET AND VISIT WITH FINANCE OFFICERS
Date: May 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,367.36
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Hispanic University
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER & RECIPIENT OF HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE
Date: Jun 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,513.00
source

Destination: BUS AND TRAIN
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,535.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION AND SONY
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT CONGRESSIONAL
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,608.12
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: National Association of Latino Elected Officials and affiliates
Purpose: STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $1,323.11
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lucille Roybal-Allard

Donald De Armon
Sabrina De Santiago
Kate Emanuel
Ellen Kunert
Patricia Rojas
Kimberlee Tachiki



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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