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Whitney Houston tribute comes to Congress

Whitney Houston had a congressional fan.

Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) riffed on some of the pop singer’s greatest hits in this ode to Houston, inserted yesterday into the Congressional Record, after the singer was found dead in a hotel bathtub:

“Mr. Speaker, where do broken hearts go? Millions of hearts broke at the news that with her passing, we lost one of the greatest gifts of all; the pure joy we felt whenever Whitney sang one of those songs that made us get up and want to dance with somebody. Yes, we almost had it all. “

We count four song titles there!

“Whitney Houston left us too soon, but her remarkable voice will live in our hearts as one moment in time we will never forget,” Richardson concluded.

In other important Congress-loves-music news, yesterday’s record also included a statement from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) honoring Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones and another statement from Richardson paying tribute to the late “Soul Train” host and creator Don Cornelius.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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