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Office of

John Larson


Total cost of 25 office trips: $66,638.46


Trips by John Larson
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $15,895.39

Destination: WALL STREET, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH AND THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SECURITIES MARKETS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEPORT AND HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,339.99
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,152.20
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT, GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: State Legislative Leaders Foundation
Purpose: SPEAK AT EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 14, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,537.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,465.34
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL "BIPARTISAN" RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,783.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,955.36
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Larson

William Cable
Holly Canevari
Elliot Ginsberg
Brian Mahar
Ellen Mccarthy
Tiffani Mendivil
Jonathan Renfrew
George Shevlin
Sterling Spriggs



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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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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.