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Senators Sing Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’

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Testifying before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on AIDS and global health programs this morning, Sir Elton John attracted attention from reporters and staffers alike on Wednesday. But it was another moment six years ago that the English singer may be remembered for most on Capitol Hill. Six days after Head Coach Urban Meyer captured his second national championship in three years at the University of Florida, Sen. Tom Coburn found himself belting out Elton John’s famous tune, “Rocket Man,” with staff and CQ Roll Call on hand to capture the action.

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