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Entry Title Date
Restoring Article I Constitutional Power To Congress April 18, 2016
Steve King, R-IA
"There was another individual that thought: I will make a bigger show of it. I will hire a mariachi band, and he rode a circus elephant across the Rio Grande River. That is how bad our border is."
Treating Small Airports With Fairness Act Of 2016 April 13, 2016
Will Hurd, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, today is a good day. Despite the circus atmosphere that we often see in Washington, D.C., we are strengthening national security and improving the communities across our Nation, and we are doing this in a bipartisan effort."
National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act Of 2015 March 16, 2016
Jeff Merkley, D-OR
"Now there is another idea. It is called a QR code, or quick response code—quick response, computer code. Why is this on the package? No explanation. So is putting something with no explanation on a package helpful to consumers? No. Is it there so you can scan it when you check out to see what the price is? Is it there to find out about new products that are coming out from this company? Is it there because you might possibly find out information about discounts? You have no idea. There is no explanation. And when you use that code, you give up personal information. So you have to have a phone. You have to have a smartphone. You have to have a data plan. You have to give up your privacy. And there is no explanation why you would even bother to go to it. That is completely misleading. That is why I call it the hall of mirrors. It is like you are at a circus. We have an 800 number, we have a QR code, no real information, no direct access to information."
Executive Session March 14, 2016
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"Madam President, I ask unanimous consent to have printed in the Record a copy of an article from Politico detailing the extensive political coordination between the White House and the parent organization of these protestors that risks turning what should be serious consideration of a weighty lifetime appointment into an election-year political circus."
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."

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