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Office of

Christopher Cox


Total cost of 68 office trips: $76,280.06


Trips by Christopher Cox
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $10,007.95

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Sponsor: Freedom House
Purpose: OBSERVATION OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,555.87
source

Destination: 2000 COMDEX SPRING CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: COMDEX
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (SPEECH)
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,062.00
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - IRVINE'S ANNUAL CEO ROUNDTABLE RETREAT SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: ADDRESS (SPEECH) GROUP TO DISCUSS CURRENT ORANGE COUNTY ISSUES
Date: May 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $210.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $102.40
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: COS RETREAT AT GREENBRIER RESORT, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: OFFICIAL MEETINGS W/OTHER COS/LDRSHP
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER RESORT-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Dec 6, 2003
Expense: $108.73
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 22, 2004
Expense: $135.74
source

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


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Cox

Charles Brown
Ben Cohen
Benedict Cohen
Steve Devine
Uttam Dhillon
Tom Dilenge
Ernest Downs
Howard Fienberg
James Freeman
John Gannon
Jessica Herrera
Muhammad Hutasuhut
Cheryl Jaeger
Christian Lee
Carolyn Lips
C Mcgrath
David Olson
Sarah Petry
David Schanzer
Jonathan Tolman
Peter Uhlmann
Josh Weerasinghe
Paul Wilkinson



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.