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Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015 January 27, 2016
John Cornyn, R-TX
"I want to say a few words about this legislation. I know that amidst the polarization and the circus-like atmosphere of our politics these days, people are really surprised to find out we were able to get some important work done here in the U.S. Senate in the year 2015."
Celebrating The 100Th Anniversary Of The Pastime Club October 8, 2015
Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ
"Today, the Pastime Club is the single largest supporter of youth athletic programs in the Mendhams, exemplified by its motto “Progress in Sports”. They sponsor teams and leagues, provide equipment for fields, and provide scholarships to local student-athletes. The Pastime Club also supports a semi-professional baseball team that competes in the Morris County Major League. Along with supporting local sports, the Pastime Club hosts the largest community event in Mendham—the Labor Day Carnival. This tradition began in 1943 and has run every year since. Today the carnival includes rides, games, food, fireworks, and a 50/50 raffle. All members take shifts volunteering to ensure the event is the success that it has been. In addition to the Labor Day Carnival, the Pastime Club brings their own circus to town. The Pastime Club also hosts a number of member oriented events including golf outings, and a Christmas party."
National Defense Authorization Bill And Benghazi Select Committee October 7, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"If it were up to me, the House Democrats on that panel would nail this quote on the committee room doors as a reminder to everyone that Republicans have manipulated a true American tragedy and turned it into a political circus:"
Conference Report On H.R. 1735, National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016 October 1, 2015
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Both the House and Senate Ranking Members of the Armed Services Committees could not support this bill. Nor can I. The president will veto it. That’s because our men and women in uniform should not be taken hostage in a budgetary circus. Just yesterday, 151 Republicans voted to shutdown the government, including our military. America cannot be great if it’s subject to one manufactured crisis after another. We can get this right. All it would take is a little leadership and some common sense. Sadly, both are in short supply in this process."
Recognizing The 50Th Anniversary Of The Rotary Club Of Vienna July 31, 2015
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"The Vienna Club was chartered June 30, 1965. Shortly thereafter, the Club sponsored a circus as its very first fundraiser. The event raised $1,000 towards the construction of the Vienna Community Center. Since then, the Club has engaged in a wide variety of activities that have benefitted the community."

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