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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Remembering Emanuel Ame Church June 24, 2015
Joe Wilson, R-SC
"The loss of Reverend Senator Clementa Pinckney has been personal, as he was a fellow State legislator. I was honored to host the senator, his wife, and daughters when they visited the Capitol a few years ago. He grew up in Richland as a lifelong friend of my former chief of staff Eric Dell."
Wear Red Wednesdays To Bring Back Our Girls June 24, 2015
Frederica Wilson, D-FL
"Today, I welcome 38 young girls from Camp Congress for Girls. Please join me on the Capitol steps after the first series of votes to take a group picture with these wonderful little girls. They are from all over the country. They are helping in the fight against Boko Haram, and they are in the gallery today."
Notice Of Intention To Offer Resolution Raising A Question Of The Privileges Of The House June 24, 2015
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"Whereas many Members of Congress, including Speaker John Boehner, support the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolina’s capitol;"
Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act June 24, 2015
Richard Blumenthal, D-CT
"Last night, I recalled the conversation I had with one of the moms when I was at the funeral of her child. When I approached her, I said, somewhat apprehensively: When you are ready, I would like to talk to you about what we can do together to stop gun violence in this country. And she said, with tears in her eyes: I am ready now. That was the spirit the families from Newtown brought to our Capitol. That is the spirit I hope we can honor with action and not just with words on the floor of the Senate or in the eulogies that will be given tomorrow."
Faith Through The Bible June 24, 2015
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"It was attended by the man that first coined the phrase, “separation of church and State.” It is not in the Constitution. It was in his letter to the Danbury Baptists. He came to a nondenominational Christian worship service down the hall. Of course, Thomas Jefferson would even bring the Marine Band and have them play hymns. Because although he made clear he believed in separation of church and State, and used that phrase, he didn’t see any problem with singing hymns and having the Marine Band play the hymns to accompany right here in the U.S. Capitol."

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