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Office of

Steve Pearce


Total cost of 9 office trips: $12,989.72


Trips by Steve Pearce
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $4,687.02

Destination: SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS-AUSTIN, TX-HOBBS, NM
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH TO PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 24, 2003
Expense: $624.34
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: MEMBERS AND BUSINESS LEADERS DISCUSSING BUSINESS ISSUES AND ACTIVITIES OF MUTUAL IMPORTANCE
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,585.88
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE, CLOVIS, LUBBOCK. TRAVEL DID NOT ORIGINATE AND/OR TERMINATE IN THE 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Sponsor: SID STREEBECK
Purpose: SPEAK TO GROUP OF CITIZENS FROM CLOVIS AND SURROUNDING AREAS THAT ARE ATTEMPTING TO ESTABLISH A LOCAL FAITH BASED NITIATIVE. WE HAVE CONSULTED THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE AND THEY DEEMED IT APPROPRIATE FOR PRIVATELY SPONSORED TRAVEL
Date: Sep 15, 2003
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES, IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP AMONG ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: FT. MYERS, FL
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON URGENT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES OF THE DAY FOR CFG'S WINTER CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,822.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Pearce

Ricardo Bernal
James Richards
Rhett Skiles



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

    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.