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Office of

Scott Mcinnis


Total cost of 34 office trips: $90,150.81


Trips by Scott Mcinnis
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $53,730.59

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,934.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE PANEL
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,533.53
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: VAIL FOUNDATION, AEI
Purpose: WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,813.21
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $5,144.10
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $5,950.30
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: ST MARY'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Purpose: TO GIVE LAW SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,206.22
source

Destination: PASCAGOULA, MS
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose: MESA VERDE KEEL LAYING
Date: Feb 25, 2003
Expense: $1,210.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 27, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,696.90
source

Destination: KLAMUTH FALLS, OR TO SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: BNSF FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $8,106.08
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: 2003 WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $954.00
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NM TO SOLONIA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,696.45
source

Destination: LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PANELIST AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,898.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI TO GROUND JUNCTION, COLORADO
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT - SERVED ON PANEL
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,612.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC (DULLES) TO TAIWAN (CKS INTERNATIONAL) AND RETURN TO DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Scott Mcinnis

Christopher Allen
Mitchell Butler
Christopher Hatcher
Michael Hesse
Jon Hrobsky
J. Karen Paulson
Jason Reese
David Sprenger



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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.17.14

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    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.