A Tribute to Senator John McCain

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After being held as a POW for 5 ½ years in North Vietnam, Lieut. Commander McCain was released on May 14, 1973. Nine years later in 1982 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona. In 1986 he was elected to the United States Senate.

Throughout his tenure in Congress, he offered intelligent thoughts and proposed actions on various conflicts and wars, among other topics, gaining respect among his colleagues and the public. Here are some highlights from the Congressional Record.


May 21, 1973 - Senator’s remarks following John McCain’s release as a prisoner of war from the Vietnamese, 119 Cong. Rec. (Bound)
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July 11, 1995 - Remarks on Restoration of Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam, 141 Cong. Rec. S9723
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October 3, 1996 - Remarks on Campaign Finance Reform, 142 Cong. Rec. S12287
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September 14, 2001 - Remarks following 9/11, 147 Cong. Rec. S9413
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March 20, 2003 - Remarks the day the Iraq War began, 149 Cong. Rec. S4075
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July 7, 2009 - Remarks about Health Care, 155 Cong. Rec. S7158
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March 14, 2013 - Senator's tribute to John McCain on the 40th anniversary of his release as a prisoner of war from the Vietnamese, 159 Cong. Rec. S1828
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July 31, 2014 - Speech on the 50th Anniversary of Everett Alvarez’s Captivity in Vietnam, 160 Cong. Rec. S5299
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July 25, 2017 - Speech on American Health Care Act of 2017, 163 Cong. Rec. S4168
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