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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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(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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  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

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Total cost of 156 trips: $258,711.73


Traveler: Mark Sanford (from the office of Mark Sanford)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO MEET WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF CUBA
Date: Sep 25, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $1,148.00
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Traveler: Valerie West (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: TO ATTEND COLORADO RIVER WATER USERS, WHERE SENATOR SMITH WILL BE SPEAKING WATER DISTRICT AND A TAX OFFICIALS FROM 7 COLORADO BASIN STATES
Date: Dec 15, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $592.25
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Traveler: Souheila Al-Jadda (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: SAN CRISTOBAL, CHAPAS-MEXIO & MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Purpose: EXAMINE HUMAN RIGHT SITUATION IN MEXICO
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $983.00
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Traveler: Stephen Waguespack (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,324.81
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Traveler: Christina Hamilton (from the office of David Obey)
Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Purpose: BIPARTISAN SERVICE HEALTH RETREAT
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $220.00
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Traveler: Grace Napolitano (from the office of Grace Napolitano)
Destination: MOAB, UTAH
Purpose: ATTEND POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT & DISCUSSION WITH SECRETARY OF ENERGY RICHARDSON AND REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS CANNON
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $246.32
source

Traveler: Debbie Cannon (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Purpose: SOUTHERN SOUTHEASTERN COTTON CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $200.00
source

Traveler: Dean Clancy (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: FARMINGTON, PA.
Purpose: HOUSE G.O.P. RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
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Traveler: Mike Strachn (from the office of Bud Shuster)
Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Purpose: SPEAKER AT BLACK HISTORY MONTH LUNCHEON
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,786.00
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Traveler: Christopher D'arcy (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE'S MEETING: "CAPITOL HILL MEETS WALL STREET"
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $939.00
source

Traveler: Curt Weldon (from the office of Curt Weldon)
Destination: SPEAKER AT 3RD ANNUAL BUSINESS DEV. SYMPOSIUM
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $122.30
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Traveler: Thomas Ewing (from the office of Thomas Ewing)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,287.68
source

Traveler: Ronnie Shows (from the office of Ronnie Shows)
Destination: FLEW TO HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA TO GIVE SPEECH
Purpose: SPEAK TO A GROUP OF MILITARY RETIREES
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $849.50
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Traveler: Mark Johnson (from the office of Ed Bryant)
Destination: ALGERIA
Purpose: VISIT SAHARARI REFUGEE CAMPS
Date: Apr 23, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,266.00
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Traveler: Valerie Carlson (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: GROCERY MANUFACTURERS OF AMERICA (GMA) AND FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE (FMI) EDUCATIONAL FIELD STUDY
Date: May 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $981.85
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Traveler: Patricia Deloatche (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE COUNCIL ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HEALTH SYSTEM CHANGE'S 7TH ANNUAL PRINCETON CONFERENCE TOPIC ACCESS TO PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: May 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $511.58
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Traveler: Desiree Filippone (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE COUNTRIES AND TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THEIR HIGH LEVEL OFFICIALS
Date: May 29, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,413.33
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: ADVANCE WALK THROUGH/PREPARATION FOR CBC VISIT ON 6/15-16
Date: Jun 9, 2000
Expense: $355.00
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Traveler: Alan Mackey (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: SPEAK TO SOUTHERN REGION COMMODITY STAFF MEETING
Date: Jun 12, 2000
Expense: $99.95
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Traveler: Michael Collins (from the office of John Lewis)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
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Traveler: Nasue Nishida (from the office of Patty Murray)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: YOUTH CITIZEN ACTION NATIONAL CONFERENCE, HOSTED BY THE ARSALYN FOUNDATION
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $690.62
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Traveler: John Little (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINARS/FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,770.00
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Traveler: Kathleen Elder (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: REDMOND, OR; HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FIELD TOUR WITH SUSTAINABLE NORTHWEST IN OREGON, CONGRESSIONAL FIELD TOUR WITH THE FORESTRY ASSOCIATION IN TEXAS
Date: Aug 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,798.50
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Traveler: Jean Jones (from the office of Pat Danner)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $568.34
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Traveler: Ronald Whitaker (from the office of Dan Miller)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose:
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
source

Traveler: David Mckean (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Janet Forlini (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - PORTLAND, OREGON
Purpose: NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY FORUM
Date: Nov 10, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $77.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Nov 12, 2000
Expense: $1,055.00
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Traveler: Gene Fisher (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO PHILADELPHIA & RETURN
Purpose: TO WITNESS THE PERFORMANCE OF AMTRAK'S NEW HIGH-SPEED RAIL SERVICES
Date: Nov 13, 2000
Expense: $0.00
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Traveler: Richard Hunt (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: DCA - SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Purpose: HEALTH CARE ISSUES IN 2001
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,390.00
source

Traveler: Amy Smith (from the office of Pat Toomey)
Destination: DCH TO CHICAGO-TOURS OF CHIMER EXC 3 C BOT
Purpose: TOUR'S VISIT W/ OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $515.73
source

Traveler: Christine Wolfe (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: PHOENIX
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL ABOUT FEDERAL EDUCATION FUNDING
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $899.00
source

Traveler: Rhett Butler (from the office of Tim Hutchinson)
Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,959.00
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Traveler: Jonathan Renfrew (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: MANCHESTER NH
Purpose: EDUCATION, FACT FINDING ABOUT ENERGY DEREGULATION.
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $754.09
source

Traveler: George Radanovich (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV.
Purpose: SPEECH TO COLORADO RIVER WATER USERS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Dec 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,569.50
source

Traveler: Corliss Clemonts-James (from the office of Eva Clayton)
Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,920.00
source

Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $479.00
source

Traveler: Vito Fossella (from the office of Vito Fossella)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING - TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,083.30
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Traveler: Jennifer Johnson (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Purpose: NAVY-MARINE CORPS CODEL
Date: Mar 13, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,124.14
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Traveler: Pete Spiro (from the office of Tim Roemer)
Destination: KINGDOM OF MOROCCO: RABAT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $8,180.00
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Traveler: Jerry Weller (from the office of Jerry Weller)
Destination: JACKSON NOLL, WYOMING
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,911.25
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Traveler: Brenda Jensen (from the office of Rick Larsen)
Destination: BRIEFINGS & TOURS
Purpose:
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Traveler: Ryan Weston (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: ASHEVILLE & RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: ATTEND THE NORTH CAROLINA AG TOUR
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
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Traveler: Katie Murtha (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: PIPELINE SAFETY TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $910.75
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Traveler: Don Young (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: RUIDOS, NEW MEX
Purpose: FACT FINDING-MUSEUM OF AMERICAN WEST
Date: Sep 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,483.00
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Traveler: Paul Vinovich (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Purpose: SPOKE ON ELECTION REFORM
Date: Jan 9, 2002
Expense: $236.00
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Traveler: Sheila Murphy (from the office of Thomas Carper)
Destination: BRUSSELLS, BELGIUM; BERLIN, GERMANY; PARIS, FRANCE
Purpose: TO MEET WITH NATO OFFICIALS IN BRUSSELLS AND SENIOR FRENCH & GERMAN DEFENSE & FOREIGN POLICY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS WIDE RANGE OF TRANSATLANTIC ISSUES
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $3,003.84
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Traveler: Michael Dovilla (from the office of George Voinovich)
Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER - QUEENSTOWN, MD
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH DESIGN RETREAT "HUMAN CAPITAL: MAPPING A RESEARCH AGENDA" - SPONSORED BY: PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE & PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ENDOWMENT FOR THE BUSINESS OF GOVERNMENT
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $305.00
source

Traveler: Christy Surprenant (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VIRGINIA
Purpose:
Date: Jan 29, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $993.00
source

Traveler: James Oberstar (from the office of James Oberstar)
Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Purpose:
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,176.00
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Traveler: Lindsay Spiller (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TO SEE FEDERALLY FUNDED PROJECTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,424.15
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Traveler: Sharon Pinkerton (from the office of John Mica)
Destination: TAMPA, FL, HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATION
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,930.00
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Traveler: John Anderson (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11 SEMINAR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,219.00
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Traveler: Bradley Deatherage (from the office of Tim Hutchinson)
Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INSTITUTE BICAMERAL CHIEFS-OF-STAFF RETREAT 2002
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,176.00
source

Traveler: Stacey Falzenberg (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: OMAHA, NEBRASKA & SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: TOUR NAVAL INSTALLATIONS TO LEARN ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY & ITS OPERATIONS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,320.29
source

Traveler: Amy Heerink (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CYBERSECURITY, ONLINE MUSIC, AND WIRELESS INTERNET ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Traveler: Christian Fjeld (from the office of Bill Luther)
Destination: TO FARMINGTON, PA AND THEN BACK TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Traveler: Julie Carr (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Purpose: EDUCATION ON TECHPOLICY FACING 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Traveler: Dabney Hegg (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: COLUMBIA, SC & SURROUNDING AREA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING FOR AGRICULTURAL ISSUES
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $735.50
source

Traveler: Denise Forte (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: BOSNIA-HERZOGOVINA
Purpose: TO VISIT SCHOOLS USING CIVITAS PROGRAM
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,196.50
source

Traveler: Andrew Shore (from the office of Philip Crane)
Destination: PANEL DISCUSSIONS EACH DAY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $842.22
source

Traveler: Richard Neal (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: TRAVEL FROM SPRINGFIELD, MA/HARTFORD AIRPORT TO ALBUQUERQUE, NM AND RETURN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR AT LUMIDIGM BIOMETRICS
Date: May 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.50
source

Traveler: Nelson Reyneri (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: BRAZIL (RIO DE JANIERO, BRASILIA, SAO PAOLO)
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TRIP HOSTED BY THE US BRAZIL BUSINESS COUNCIL
Date: May 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Traveler: Jennifer Shevchek (from the office of Arlen Specter)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: BIOLOGICAL VACCINE EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS/CONFERENCE/TOUR OF FACILITY ETC
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.57
source

Traveler: Heather Urban (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINARS, FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,250.00
source

Traveler: Abraham Elmazahi (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: NJ MILITARY FACILITIES
Purpose: TO FAMILIARIZE STAFF WITH MILITARY BASES
Date: May 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $109.00
source

Traveler: Jack Belcher (from the office of James Hansen)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ENERGY PRODUCTION
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,584.60
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: BRIDGEPORT
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR GRADUATION CELEBRATION AND YOUTH EDUCATION DAY
Date: Jun 22, 2002
Expense: $144.00
source

Traveler: Tim Hutchinson (from the office of Tim Hutchinson)
Destination: LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS TO EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 24, 2002
Expense: $761.00
source

Traveler: David Schwietert (from the office of Craig Thomas)
Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY
Purpose:
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,250.00
source

Traveler: Anne Oswalt (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: KENTUCKY
Purpose: KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL TOUR
Date: Aug 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $515.27
source

Traveler: Patricia Mcnerney (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NORWAY
Purpose: ATTEND ARCTIC PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE, VISIT SITES RELATED NUCLEAR WASTE CLEAN-UP.
Date: Aug 11, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $10,087.00
source

Traveler: Richard Chriss (from the office of Charles Grassley)
Destination: DES MOINES, IA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION BIOTECH CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $380.68
source

Traveler: Susan Williams (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A SYMPOSIUM ON SOUTH KOREAN NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES.
Date: Aug 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

Traveler: Mark Rodgers (from the office of Rick Santorum)
Destination: OSPREY POINT
Purpose: FAITH & LAW CONFERENCE (WILBERFORCE FORUM)
Date: Aug 31, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,545.00
source

Traveler: Raga Elim (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-HOMESTEAD, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT
Date: Sep 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer O'shea (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: TAIWAN
Purpose: BUSINESS - FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 30, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,750.00
source

Traveler: Joe Trahern (from the office of Thomas Daschle)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,856.52
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Traveler: Joe Trahern (from the office of Thomas Daschle)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,856.52
source

Traveler: Vito Fossella (from the office of Vito Fossella)
Destination: LA HAGUE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $388.48
source

Traveler: Alex Flint (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose:
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,063.00
source

Traveler: Michael Brady (from the office of Thomas Reynolds)
Destination: GREENBRIER, WVA
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Traveler: Lindsay Spiller (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: FEDERAL INITIATIVES BRIEFING FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS FOR UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS FEDERAL PROJECTS
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,063.57
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Traveler: Mallory Moore (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: FEDERAL INITATIVES BRIEFING FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS FOR UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS FEDERAL PROJECTS
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,061.07
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Traveler: Susan Mcdonald (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: D.C.
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,123.00
source

Traveler: David Thompson (from the office of Judd Gregg)
Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON A LABOR POLICY PANEL
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,334.34
source

Traveler: James Turner (from the office of Ralph Hall)
Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES AND THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND INDUSTRY CONFERENCE ON "SUSTAINING INNOVATION AND GROWTH: PUBLIC POLICY SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT" HELD IN FRANCE.
Date: Mar 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $903.01
source

Traveler: James Oberstar (from the office of James Oberstar)
Destination: NEWARK
Purpose: SPEECH AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-VOORHEES TRANSPORTATION CENTER
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $269.00
source

Traveler: Don Lucietta (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA
Purpose: STAFF MR. BLUNT FOR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $33.21
source

Traveler: Sarah Walter (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WASHINGTON-NAPLES, FL
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR BREAUX TO PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION FOR SPEECH
Date: Mar 27, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,334.00
source

Traveler: John Salamone (from the office of George Voinovich)
Destination: ASPEN INSTITUTE'S WYE RIVER
Purpose: MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVES AND EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS ON PERFORMANCE BUDGETING IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Date: Mar 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $220.00
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Traveler: Shannon Heyck-Williams (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: SHEPARDSTOWN, WV
Purpose: TO ATTEND HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH COURSE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $309.00
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Traveler: Kurt Christensen (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: AL-FL
Purpose: CLEAN COAL FIELD INSPECTION
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,372.85
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Traveler: Molly Manning (from the office of Zell Miller)
Destination: DUCK KEY, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO TOUR ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
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Traveler: Molly Phillips (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE GROCERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $331.12
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Traveler: James Dennis (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: BERLIN, GENEVA, LONDON
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO AN INTERNATIONAL TAX MATTERS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF GERMAN, SWISS AND BRITISH TREASURES AND OECP OFFICIAL
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $11,233.00
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Traveler: Barry Lasala (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: BUSINESS DISCUSSIONS REGARDING U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
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Traveler: Lara Birkes (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: HONDURAS & COSTA RICA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION FOR CENTRAL AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (CAFTA)
Date: May 25, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,313.80
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Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: PROVIDENCE, RI
Purpose: VISIT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Date: May 30, 2003
Expense: $170.50
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Traveler: Lynn Hershey (from the office of Chris John)
Destination: NASHVILLE
Purpose: MEET W MUSIC INDUSTRY EXEC'S AND SONGWRITERS TO DISCUSS CURRENT STATUSOF MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: May 31, 2003
Expense: $794.50
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Traveler: Cecily Rock (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: ATTEND FBA 15TH ANNUAL INSURANCE TAX SEMINAR, HYATT-CAPITOL HILL
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR
Date: Jun 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $10.00
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Traveler: David Correiru (from the office of Zoe Lofgren)
Destination: PITTSBURG, PA
Purpose: ATTEND CYBER SECURITY MEETINGS, VISIT CARNEGIE - IMELLON UNIVERSITY CYBER SECURITY FACILITIES
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $738.70
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Traveler: Denise Edwards (from the office of Chet Edwards)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - OKLAHOMA CITY
Purpose:
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Traveler: Nick Rahall (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING OF NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOC.
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $723.00
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Traveler: Bryan Corbett (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY/NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: TO OBSERVE THE OPERATION OF THE NYSE IN PREPARATION IN HEARINGS ON MARKET STRUCTURE
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $851.72
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Traveler: Marvin Sullivan (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $305.00
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Traveler: Laura O'neill (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM & GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING/RESEARCH
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $4,877.79
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Traveler: William Smith (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: TAIWAN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,350.00
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Traveler: Curt Weldon (from the office of Curt Weldon)
Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $722.00
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Traveler: Ryan Henry (from the office of John Carter)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - (BWI) - HOUSTON - BWI
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - EAST TEXAS FORESTRY TOUR
Date: Aug 25, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $786.00
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Traveler: Julie Busbee (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL - MOBILE, AL
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
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Traveler: John Dusik (from the office of Jerry Weller)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: TO EXAMINE BEST PRACTICES IN TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES, AND OTHER ISSUES OF CONCERN, RE: E-COMMERCE
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $569.84
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Traveler: Greg Thomas (from the office of J. Gresham Barrett)
Destination: AIKEN, SC
Purpose: ATTEND DISTRICT EVENT, TOUR SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, WORK OUT OF DISTRICT OFFICE
Date: Oct 3, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $415.14
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Traveler: Laura Zuckerman (from the office of Steve Buyer)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION-CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,013.73
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Traveler: Daniel Brito (from the office of Raul Grijalva)
Destination: JUAVEZ, MEXICO - MEXICO CITY-MIAMI, FL
Purpose: INVESTIGATION OF RESULTS OF NAFTA, EDUCATIONAL IN EVENTS W/R/T MIAMI FTAA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,171.91
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Traveler: Katherine Harris (from the office of Katherine Harris)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,291.56
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Traveler: Robert Clark (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: NEWARK, NJ - KENILWORTH, NJ - NEWARK, NJ
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES BASED OUT OF NEW JERSEY
Date: Dec 1, 2003
Expense: $331.77
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Traveler: Eric Ueland (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $363.00
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Traveler: Lee Rawlo (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VA
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $354.00
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Traveler: Kelly Zerzan (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: NYC, NY
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING IN NY TO LEARN ABOUT ADVERTISING AND BROADCAST ISSUES.
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
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Traveler: Sandra Strokoff (from the office of Other/House Or Senate Administrative Staff)
Destination: (CANNON H.O.B.) UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL, 400 CHESTNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA, PA 19004
Purpose: GUEST LAW SCHOOL (LEGISLATIVE CLINICAL
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $0.00
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Traveler: Mischa Thompson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,409.26
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Traveler: Trinita Brown (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PORT SECURITY, HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHER ISSUES RELATED JOINT US-SINGAPORE ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,500.00
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Traveler: Thomas Brierton (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: ALBUQUERQUE NM SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
Purpose: ATTEND MGA SPRING MEETING AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,206.90
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Traveler: Wendy Der (from the office of John Sullivan)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: NEW YORK AUTO SHOW
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $480.00
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Traveler: Arie Newhouse (from the office of George Voinovich)
Destination: CLEVELAND, OHIO
Purpose: DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES WITH CLEVELAND'S MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY
Date: May 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $897.67
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Traveler: Cynthia Ahwinona (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Purpose: TO MEET W/ COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL/BIA, TO ATTEND SENATOR MURKOWSKI'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORUM
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,360.75
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Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT-MIAMI, FL
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $776.01
source

Traveler: Zach Wamp (from the office of Zach Wamp)
Destination: DAR ES SALAAM - CAPETOWN
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AIRPORT SECURITY, BORDER SECURITY, PORT SECURITY, THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAM AND THE MULTI-BILLION AIDS PROGRAMS
Date: Jul 25, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,077.05
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Traveler: Mark Johnson (from the office of Shelley Moore Capito)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: DISCUSS HOW VISA, INC COULD PARTICIPATE IN THE MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,787.83
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Traveler: Rob Steptoe (from the office of Shelley Moore Capito)
Destination: WASH TO ATLANTA TO SEATTLE TO CHARLESTON, WV
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,430.45
source

Traveler: Phil Gingrey (from the office of Phil Gingrey)
Destination: LITTLE ROCK
Purpose:
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,035.40
source

Traveler: Viji Rangaswami (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GUATEMALA
Purpose: CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (OBTAIN BACKGRD TO EVALUATE)
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,103.00
source

Traveler: Trinita Brown (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, U.S. EMBASSY & BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING OF MALAYSIA AND THE REGION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,035.00
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Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: CBC CHILD WELFARE BRAINTRUST "CHILD WELFARE FORUM"
Date: Sep 25, 2004
Expense: $351.70
source

Traveler: Gregg Sheiowitz (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: GUATEMALA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $890.00
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Traveler: Cindy Chetti (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE NAMB 2004 WESTERN REGIONAL MEETING ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2004
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,376.18
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Traveler: Michone Johnson (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY (LIT) PROGRAM AT THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL CES HELD ON JANUARY 6-9, 2005, IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,990.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Smith (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PENSION REFORM RETREAT FOR MEMBERS AND STAFF TO DISCUSS RETIREMENT SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
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Traveler: Jerr Rosenbaum (from the office of Virgil Goode)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL, BI-PARTISAN CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $391.00
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Traveler: Kenneth Swab (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE LIASION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,431.46
source

Traveler: Stephen Schatz (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: BELGRADE
Purpose: STUDY TOUR/FACT-FINDING MISSION OF THE BALKANS
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,575.42
source

Traveler: John Conyers (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: QETIAL, MI, ATLANTA GEORGIA
Purpose: TO BE A PANELIST ON THE ISSUE OF HEALTH CARE AND SEPERATIONS
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $5,437.08
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Traveler: Ricky Wright (from the office of Mike Conaway)
Destination: MIDLAND, TX-RALEIGH, N.C-EL PASO, TX
Purpose: AN EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF COTTON, INC FACILITIES AND BRIEFINGS ON RESEARCH MARKETING AND NEW IDEAS FOR COTTON AND COTTON PRODUCTS
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $759.79
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Traveler: Mark Tiner (from the office of Mary Landrieu)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TO VIEW PROJECTS BEING DEVELOPED BY TULANE UNIVERSITY
Date: Apr 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,809.00
source

Traveler: Joan Kato (from the office of Luis Gutierrez)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Matthew Lehigh (from the office of John Duncan)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA (MYS)
Purpose: CONFERENCE REGARDING TAX/TRADE PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
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Traveler: Cathy Calhoun (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: ATTEND MEETINGS AT AIKEN GROUP WITH P.E.C. & WALTER REID HOSPITAL
Date: May 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,272.12
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Traveler: Howard Bauleke (from the office of Dennis Moore)
Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO AND KANSAS CITY, KS
Purpose: REVIEW GREATER KC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $796.99
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Traveler: Scott Graves (from the office of Mike Conaway)
Destination: LOUISVILLE AIRPORT
Purpose: TO PROVIDE MYSELF AND OTHER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WITH AN IN DEPTH PICTURE OF KENTUCKY'S FARMS AND IT'S AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $589.65
source

Traveler: Ryan Thompson (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: EDUCATION OF AGRICULTURAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $589.65
source

Traveler: Jaime Ramsey (from the office of Dennis Rehberg)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY - LEXINGTON, KY
Purpose: TO OBSERVE THE EFFECTS OF CERTAIN FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE POLICIES ON RURAL AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIES. TOPICS INCLUDED IMMIGRATION REFORM, ANIMAL ID, THE TOBACCO BUYOUT
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $589.65
source

Traveler: Nicholas Amstutz (from the office of Devin Nunes)
Destination:
Purpose: TO STUDY TOBACCO PRODUCTION, FORESTRY AND WOOD INDUSTRIES, AGRI-TOURISM, ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURE, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND TOBACCO CULTIVATION
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $589.65
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Traveler: Greta Hanson (from the office of John Shimkus)
Destination: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE DIVERSIFICATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY IN KENTUCKY
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $589.65
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Traveler: April Demert (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Purpose: TO LEARN BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT KENTUCKY'S AGRICULTURE THROUGH FIRST-HAND MEETINGS AND EXPERIENCE
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $589.65
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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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