Congress reflects on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are tweeting about Pearl Harbor on the 71st anniversary of the day Japan attacked the Navy base in Hawaii.

Congress is marking the date by paying tribute to members of the military and current veterans as well as those in the past, with a special emphasis on “the greatest generation,” a term coined by Tom Brokaw. Reps. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) and Bill FloresBill FloresIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable Ryan secures big win with bipartisan Puerto Rico deal Overnight Finance: GOP's budget 'SWAT' team | What to watch at IRS impeachment hearing | Sanders bucks Dem leaders on Puerto Rico bill MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. Toomey (R-Pa.) all used the term in their tweets.

Rep. Martha RobyMartha RobyOvernight Healthcare: Momentum on mental health? | Zika bills head to conference | Only 10 ObamaCare co-ops left Trump video shows Clinton laughing over Benghazi footage Tea Party group backs challenge to House Transportation chairman MORE (R-Ala.) also promoted the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit group that funds trips for World War 2 veterans to see the World War 2 Memorial in Washington, D.C. A documentary about the program recently screened in the Capitol.

Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns MORE (R-Ohio) noted an Honor Flight visit in another tweet.

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) thought of her father, a veteran, and Rep. Mazie HironoMazie HironoDems pressure Obama on vow to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees Carter pledges probe of sex assault testimony GOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees MORE (D-Hawaii) had her home state on her mind.

President Obama posted a photo from his visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii last year along with his official presidential proclamation marking the date.

— Alicia Cohn contributed.

Updated at 3:03 p.m.

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