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U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Rep. Valadao Honors Life of O'Rourke
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. David G. Valadao, R-Calif., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on March 23, honoring the life and accomplishments of retired Judge John Gilcrest O'Rourke:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and accomplishments of the Honorable John Gilcrest O'Rourke, a former judge and active member of the community in Hanford, California, who sadly passed away on March 9, 2017 at the age of 82.

Mr. O'Rourke was born January 11, 1935 in Hanford, California. After graduating from Lemoore High School, he went on to attend the University ... Show Full Article

Rep. Shuster Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Cambria County Farm Bureau
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on March 23, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Cambria County Farm Bureau:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Cambria County Farm Bureau in Pennsylvania's 9th and 12th Congressional Districts for reaching a huge milestone: its 50th Anniversary. The Cambria County Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization

consisting of members from the local agricultural community who help develop and implement policy for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. Since its founding ... Show Full Article

Rep. Sherman Pays Tribute to Ex-Rep. Anthony Beilenson
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on March 23, paying tribute to ex-Rep. Anthony C. "Tony" Beilenson, D-Calif.:

Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight to pay tribute to our colleague and friend, Congressman Anthony C. "Tony" Beilenson, who, from 1977 to 1997, represented with distinction in the House of Representatives a Los Angeles-area district.

Joining me in this statement are my colleagues: Nancy Pelosi, Dana Rohrabacher, Maxine Waters, Ken Calvert, Anna Eshoo, Lucille Roybal- Allard, Zoe Lofgren, Barbara ... Show Full Article

Rep. Quigley Issues Statement on 38th Anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on March 24, on the 38th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act:

Mr. Speaker, April 10th will mark the 38th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA). Both the TRA and the subsequent Six Assurances given by President Reagan in 1982 are the foundation of our successful partnership with Taiwan.

Since 1979, the United States has consistently maintained strong commercial ties with Taiwan. Currently, the country is our ninth largest trading partner. In 2015, two-way ... Show Full Article

Rep. Pingree Speaks on American Health Care Proposal
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on March 23, on the American health care proposal:

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my constituent, Jill Job Saxby, I'd like to include in the Record her proposal for evaluating the ethics of any health care plan that potentially risks access to care for millions of Americans. I submit that the American Health Care Act does not fulfill these considerations and I urge my colleagues to take seriously the ethical implications of their vote.

Under this proposal, will more ... Show Full Article

Rep. Meehan Issues Statement Recognizing Congressional Staffer Daily
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on March 24, recognizing congressional legislative assistant Taylor Daily:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and bid farewell to a valued and trusted member of my team here in Washington, D.C., Taylor Daily. Taylor has risen through the ranks to become a Legislative Aide in my office and will soon be departing the Capitol to prepare for law school.

I extend my deepest and most heartfelt congratulations to Taylor, who I know will thrive in law school and later ... Show Full Article

Rep. Green Honors Legacy of Captain Dowling
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on March 24, honoring the legacy of Capt. William Ross Dowling:

Mr. Speaker, I would like to honor the legacy of Captain William Ross Dowling. A former fire fighter, Captain William "Iron Bill" Dowling earned his nickname by courageously fighting back from the catastrophic injuries he endured in the 2013 Southwest Inn fire. He equally and relentlessly fought for his family, his country, and his faith.

Captain Dowling died on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, surrounded by his ... Show Full Article