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Entry Title Date
Protecting Access To Medicare Act Of 2014 March 31, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Well, that day happened to be Saturday. It was also the day of the annual Circus City Days parade in Alan’s hometown of Peru, IN. Alan canceled his interview at Radio Shack, and he and his mom instead went to the parade. Working the parade line that day was a new candidate for the House of Representatives—a man who would later become a friend of mine when we served together. His name was Jim Jontz. Jim introduced himself to Alan and Alan’s mother and learned that Alan just graduated from college and, in fact, was looking for a job. Radio Shack’s loss was Congressman Jontz’s gain—and my gain as well. A few days after that parade Alan was working as a volunteer driver for Jim’s campaign."
In Tribute To Dr. Nicholas J. Contorno February 10, 2014
Gwen Moore, D-WI
"Dr. Contorno was an A.S.C.A.P. award winning composer and arranger. He is listed in “Leaders of Secondary Education” (1972), “World’s Who’s Who of Musicians” (1977), and “Encyclopedia of Band Composers” (1991). As an active professional musician, he performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Holiday on Ice Orchestra, Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus Band, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and Les Elgart Orchestra. In addition, he performed with many national shows and artists, including “Annie,” 42nd Street,” Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, Vic Damone, Johnny Mathis, Mel Torme, and Sonny & Cher, to mention a few. His many honors include the Hugo Anhalt Music Achievement Award (1973); National Band Association Outstanding Jazz Educator Award (1982); and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Music Alumni Achievement Award (1990)."
Mr. Keith “Keecho” Rawls, U.S. Citizen Of Distinction January 9, 2014
Hank Johnson, D-GA
"Whereas, at Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia he majored in music and began his professional career as an extraordinarily gifted composer, arranger and accomplished pianist who was instrumental in enhancing the sounds of recording artists such as Peabo Bryson and distinguishing himself as the first Musical Director of the Universoul Circus; and"
Expressing Sense Of House Relating To Tariff-Rate Quotas For Raw And Refined Sugar October 11, 2013
Robert Latta, R-OH
"Headquartered in Bryan, Ohio, Spangler Candy Company is a family-owned business that has been providing consumers with Dum Dums, Saf-T-Pops, Circus Peanuts, candy canes, and other confections since 1906. This company currently has over 400 U.S. employees; but if it could purchase sugar at world-market prices instead of U.S. prices, that number would be closer to 600. That’s a difference of 200 highly skilled manufacturing jobs in a single small midwestern town. Imagine the positive economic growth that would result from sugar reform nationwide."
Continuing Appropriations October 9, 2013
Deb Fischer, R-NE
"Despite these realities, we are not moving forward. For the past several weeks, Members of Congress, the President, and the press have been participants in a circus. After 9 days, there is still no end in sight. Let me repeat that. After 9 days of a government shutdown, there is still no end in sight."

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