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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Honoring Henry Chapman Mercer And The Mercer Museum May 16, 2016
Michael Fitzpatrick, R-PA
"Bucks County’s agricultural history is preserved in the 100-year-old Mercer Museum, thanks to the foresight of Henry Chapman Mercer. The noted historian, scholar and archaeologist collected and preserved outmoded materials of daily life believing they would be lost forever in the rush of the Industrial Revolution. Mr. Mercer gathered and displayed more than 30,000 hand tools and even boats and horse-drawn carriages at the museum he would design and build in Doylestown, Bucks County. More than 50 Early American trades are represented, including blacksmithing, shoemaking, farming, printing, cider making and needlework crafts, some items hanging from the ceiling. All are organized and housed in an imposing museum built over a three-year period entirely of concrete. Through the decades, this National Historic Landmark has advanced in the management of its collections and also in meeting contemporary museum standards. Today, the museum and its new wing offer dozens of programs for all ages. For a century, the Mercer Museum stands out as a place where Bucks County’s past is honored along with the memory of an extraordinary man—Henry Chapman Mercer."
Zika Virus May 16, 2016
John Cornyn, R-TX
"There is no reason why we have to put our country deeper in debt to protect ourselves against this virus. We don’t have an endless supply of money. The Federal Treasury can’t just keep printing money, and we can’t just keep imposing on our children and grandchildren the responsibilities to pay the money back that we continue to borrow, particularly when we have a fund available to offset this expenditure."
150Th Anniversary Of The City Of Scranton April 21, 2016
Patrick Toomey, R-PA
"The success of Scranton’s coal, iron, and steel industries served as a catalyst for other important enterprises in the region. Large-scale textile, printing, and food-processing operations, together with increased educational opportunities, all played a vital role in the region’s growth. Between 1860 and 1910, Scranton’s flourishing industrial activity drew thousands of new immigrants."
Providing Internal Revenue Service Publication 17 Free To Taxpayers April 19, 2016
Sander Levin, D-MI
"It urges the IRS to make available printed copies of IRS Publication 17, as has been said—the tax guide for individuals—free of charge to taxpayers. According to the IRS, printing and shipping copies of this publication cost them more than $500,000 last year."
Filling The Supreme Court Vacancy April 7, 2016
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"Consider the recent Democratic Supreme Court nominees. One Washington Post columnist hailed the “moderate” record of President Obama’s first pick to the Supreme Court. One New York newspaper proclaimed his second nominee a “pragmatic centrist.” When President Clinton made his Supreme Court nominations, the Post declared one a—you guessed it—“moderate,” and the New York Times practically fell all over itself exalting the “resolutely centrist” style of the other. That last nominee—who said it would be a good idea to abolish Mother’s Day, by the way—was not just firmly centrist, not just decisively centrist, but resolutely centrist, in the Times’ opinion. The records of every one of these Supreme Court Justices have been anything—anything—but moderate or centrist in the years since. They have been resolutely leftwing. But that is the point. “Moderate” isn’t exactly a true descriptor for Democratic Supreme Court nominees; it is just burned into the printing presses of the editorial boards."

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