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Office of

Edward Royce


Total cost of 42 office trips: $58,143.11


Trips by Edward Royce
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $4,940.15

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL INSURANCE LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Mar 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $638.84
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,303.57
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MARKET STRUCTURE ISSUES
Date: Mar 29, 2004
Expense: $287.14
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MARKET STRUCTURE ISSUES
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $918.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,792.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Edward Royce

Edward Burrier
Malik Chaka
William Cooper
Joan Korich
Michelle Lo
Jeremiah Norton
Amy Porter
Joshua Saltzman
Thomas Sheehy
Julianne Smith
Bryan Wilkes



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

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  • 11.10.14

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