Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
With all of the drama going on lately in
As most of you are aware, the House of Representatives worked through the weekend and passed the Health Care Bill that we have all been hearing about non-stop for the past year late Sunday evening. However, a portion of the weekend that was not televised was a bipartisan church service, held in Statuary Hall, on Sunday morning.
Statuary Hall was where the House of Representatives used to meet when there were fewer Members. It was also the home of the largest gathering of Christians for Sunday church services (starting in 1800 until 1857)—when DC was just beginning to develop. This past week’s service was the first to be held there in 130 years.
The service ended with Peter Marshall (Senate Chaplain) from March 21, 1947:
Proverbs 18:17 “The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.”
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 9 Hrs Ready In: 9 Hrs 10 Min
Original Recipe Yield: 4 servings
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1 (6 inch) smoked turkey sausage link, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup chopped dried apples
- 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons dried chives
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
- Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker. They can still be frozen if you have those on hand. Layer the sausage, green pepper, onion, garlic, apples, and cranberries over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley and chives. Pour the chicken stock over everything, and season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours.
Amount per Serving Calories: 297 | Total Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 93mg
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
I had several opportunities to visit with these families and their kids that were in town. They told me wonderful stories, sad stories, and funny stories. All of them were so appreciative of Congressman Harper's efforts to secure appropriations for FXS research and for his involvement in the FXS Caucus. One lady told me, "We knew we needed star power to help Fragile X get the recognition it deserved, but we didn't know exactly what kind of star we needed...until Congressman Harper came along. He has been amazing." These are the moments to step back and be thankful for the ways that the Lord is using Congressman Harper and our office in DC.
Below is an excerpt and video from our latest eNewsletter.
NATIONAL FRAGILE X FOUNDATION ADVOCACY DAY
As many of you may know, my wife, Sidney, and I are blessed with a precious 20-year-old son, Livingston. Early in his life, we noticed that Livingston was not reaching developmental milestones as quickly as the other children his age. After almost two years of occupational therapy, speech therapy and many diagnostic tests, we were finally able to get a correct diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome.
On Wednesday, over 150 Fragile X advocates, many of them parents of Fragile X children, visited Capitol Hill educating their Members of Congress on the potential for effective treatments, raising awareness for this disorder and sharing their personal stories. Below, you will find a video of a floor speech I delivered on the National Fragile X Foundation Advocacy Day.
As the only member of Congress who has a child with Fragile X Syndrome, I understand the challenges that many families face who experience this condition. I am committed to improving the health of children and adults across the country living with this disorder.