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Office of

Thomas Carper


Total cost of 51 office trips: $74,844.60


Trips by Thomas Carper
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,220.27

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV-PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE CONFERENCE, ATTEND BROOKINGS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $651.81
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC RESCHEDULED SPRING MEETING
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,604.63
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT NATIONAL CLASS ACTION CLE PROGRAM (CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION) GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE FILED ON 11/3/03, DELAY IN GETTING ACTUAL REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNT FROM THE ABA
Date: Oct 3, 2003
Expense: $451.50
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: THE BUSINESS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SENATOR CARPER SPOKE ON A PANEL REGARDING CLASS ACTION REFORM, WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,486.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS MEETINGS TO DISCUSS POLICY/MESSAGE STRATEGY FOR THE COMING YEAR
Date: Dec 11, 2003
Expense: $392.01
source

Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETING IN DETROIT
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,554.79
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HIGH LEVEL EXECUTIVES OF FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANIES, ARRANGED BY SIA. NOTE: A PORTION OF THE TRAVEL EXPENSES INCLUDE 1/3 THE COST OF A SHARED PRIVATE CAR USED FOR TRANSPORTATION IN NYC
Date: Mar 18, 2004
Expense: $412.36
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT, SENATOR CARPER WAS A SPEAKER AT A BREAKFAST PANEL ON 3/27
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,662.98
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Railway Supply Institute
Purpose: SENATOR CARPER ADDRESSED THE 2004 RSI SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,971.04
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING, SENATOR CARPER ADDRESSED ATTENDEES REGARDING ISSUES FACING CONGRESS. (NOTE: COST OF MEALS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE ROOM, NOT AN ITEMIZED CHARGE)
Date: Oct 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,141.10
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,458.32
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR CARPER PARTICIPATED AS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $433.13
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Carper

Sean Barney
Stephen Gardner
Hilary Jochmans
J Jonathan Jones
John Kilvington
Tom Lawler
Sheila Murphy
Tony Park
James Reilly
Margaret Simmons



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

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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    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.