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Office of

Thomas Tancredo


Total cost of 30 office trips: $78,760.90


Trips by Thomas Tancredo
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $40,254.09

Destination: DXB-DOH
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: UAE IN COUNTRY
Sponsor: United Arab Emirates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: QATAR IN-COUNTRY
Sponsor: University of Qatar
Purpose: ACCOMODATION AND MEAL EXPENSES IN-COUNTRY DURING CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $690.00
source

Destination: UAE, QATAR, LEBANON
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001
Expense: $800.00
source

Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $13,616.66
source

Destination: HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDATAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,065.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO PHOENIX, AZ TO DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Federation for American Immigration Reform
Purpose: TO BE A SPEAKER AT EVENT
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $819.45
source

Destination: DENVER-WASHINGTON-PARIS-TOULOUSE
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: AVIATION FACT FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS HEADQUARTERS
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $11,712.18
source

Destination: MISSOURI
Sponsor: Jasper County (MO) Republican Central Committee
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR JASPER COUNTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER
Date: Feb 12, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $760.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Tancredo

James Bergeron
Matthew Knoedler
Dan Kopelman
Greg Meyer
Molly Miller
Jacqueline Ponder
Jacque Powder
Christopher Rorick
Edmund Van Keuren
Mac Arthur Zimmerman
Macarthur Zimmernan



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

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    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.
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