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Congressional deliberations in Washington D.C. have forced the cancellation of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s Monday, Sept. 26 speech on the U.S. Constitution at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Representatives of Sen. Johnson’s office said they would try to reschedule the speaking engagement at UW Oshkosh for a later date.

The U.S. Senate cancelled a scheduled recess that was to begin Sept. 23, “to work out a dispute between the House and Senate on funding the government and disaster relief,” representatives of Sen. Johnson’s office said.

Sen. Johnson planned to speak on “The Constitution and Limited Government” at a public lecture in Sage Hall, cosponsored by the UW Oshkosh American Democracy Project and the Political Science Student Association in conjunction with the Provost and Vice Chancellor’s Office.

The speaking engagement was planned as a finale to UW Oshkosh’s Constitution Day events. Constitution Day is recognized nationally on Sept. 17, commemorating the ratification of the Constitution in 1787 and encouraging students to become informed citizens. Educational institutions that receive federal funding are mandated to recognize the day.

UW Oshkosh will let students, faculty, staff, the broader community and media know if Sen. Johnson is able to reschedule the speaking date in the near future.

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