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Tribute To Graham Nash October 23, 2015
Darrell Issa, R-CA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and pay tribute to the great musical contributions of singer and songwriter, Mr. Graham Nash. Over the decades, Mr. Nash has been a member of several legendary musical acts and written many powerful songs like “Teach Your Children” and love songs like “Our House” with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. I particularly remember the song “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” when he was a member of The Hollies because we both lived in Ohio. Mr. Nash won a GRAMMY in 1969 for “Best New Artist” with Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Their debut album was nominated for Album of the Year and inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 1999. Mr. Nash is also a two-time-inductee in both the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame as well as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Additionally, a New York Times best-selling author, an internationally renowned photographer, and a philanthropist and activist, Mr. Nash used an array of artistic outlets to share his beliefs and talents around the world. Mr. Nash was born and raised in the United Kingdom. But he mentioned to me one of his proudest days was August 14, 1978—the day he became an American citizen. He is currently a resident in California and I am proud he calls our great state home. A new exhibition titled “Graham Nash: Touching the Flame” at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, documents the extraordinary career of Mr. Nash. We are fortunate he has shared his creative musical talents and thought-provoking songs with the world. For these reasons, I commend Mr. Graham Nash as a remarkable lyricist and performer."
Lifting Ban On Oil Exports October 8, 2015
K. Conaway, R-TX
"Then about 5 years ago this process of increased production was driven by the shale oil play in the Bakken, the shale oil play in west Texas, and the shale oil play in the Eagle Ford shale in south Texas, big frac jobs, technologies that broke the rock up or allowed the oil to escape out of that rock in quantities heretofore not really contemplated or known."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report October 1, 2015
Christopher Coons, D-DE
"Mr. President, it is with a heavy heart that today I rise to honor a friend and a true force for good in my home State of Delaware who recently passed away but whose impact will be felt for many years to come. He was, first and foremost, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was married to his wife Louise for 68 years and had always been the rock of his family. He was incredibly proud of the many accomplishments of his son Jim, Jr., and his daughter Dr. Patrice Gilliam-Johnson, after instilling in them his own passion of service to others. This man stood as a great leader in the First State. He was a veteran, a trailblazer, a mentor, and to so many of us a trusted adviser and friend."
Introduction Of The Rock Creek National Park Act September 25, 2015
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"Today, Rock Creek Park offers District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia residents an escape from urban living. Residents and tourists alike also enjoy many activities in the park’s 2,000 acres, including hiking and bike riding on the historical trails, horseback riding, picnicking, tennis, and other recreational activities in some of the open fields. Moreover, residents are involved in the cleanup and maintenance of the trails and waterways. The Rock Creek Conservancy works directly with the National Park Service and is dedicated to protecting and promoting the entirety of the Rock Creek watershed through conservation, recreation, and education programs."
Welcome Pope Francis September 18, 2015
Keith Rothfus, R-PA
"Pope Francis is the 266th Bishop of Rome, following a line of succession that goes all the way back to St. Peter 2,000 years ago. The sixteenth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew teaches that Jesus told Peter that he would be the rock on whom Jesus would build his church."

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