This week marks the official start of the 117th Congress, including the swearing-in of newly elected members in the U.S. House of Representatives. Although the new Congress is already beginning to take shape, it was just several days ago that lawmakers completed critical legislative work for the American people. While I wish the year-end action had come sooner, I am encouraged that the prior Congress came together at all to fulfill its key functions – such as delivering critical full-year funding for the federal government, providing additional coronavirus aid and enacting the National Defense Authorization Act.
2020 has certaintly been a year of years. I do not need to recount the events of this year; we all know them too well.
Although our Christmas celebrations looked very different than in years past, I hope you were still able to enjoy this blessed season and celebrate the birth of our Savior.
As I read over the article I was going to send out today, I realized it was too depressing. Instead of comparing the events of this past year to history, I decided I needed something more uplifting, like Christmas.
Hello Newcastle Seniors! It is good to be back with you again after being absent for a few weeks.