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Rep. Wilson Pays Tribute to Ex-State Rep. Perry
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 23, pays tribute to ex-State Rep. Skipper Perry:

Mr. Speaker, South Carolina lost a devoted public servant with the death of former State Representative Skipper Perry. He was a courageous early pioneer for the Republican Party, helping develop the two-party system in South Carolina. On June 21, 2017, a Service of Worship Celebrating the Life, Death, and Resurrection was conducted at First Baptist Church in Aiken, South Carolina, by Reverend Dr. Fred Andrea, III, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Rokita Honors Service of Maj. Gen. Wilmot
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 23, honoring the service of Maj. Gen. David E. Wilmot:

Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the service of Major General David E. Wilmot of the United States Army for his extraordinary dedication to duty and service to our Nation. General Wilmot distinguished himself through exceptionally meritorious service from October 24th, 1985 to July 30th, 2017, while serving as an Assistant Surgeon General and National Guard Bureau Surgeon, Headquarters Department of the Army.

His ... Show Full Article

Rep. Newhouse Introduces Justin Smith Morrill Congressional Gold Medal Act
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 23, introducing the Justin Smith Morrill Congressional Gold Medal Act:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce the Justin Smith Morrill Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2016. This legislation would honor a true American hero by posthumously awarding the Honorable Justin Smith Morrill with the Congressional Gold Medal. Mr. Morrill was elected to six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and six terms in the United States Senate, making him the longest serving ... Show Full Article

Rep. Meehan Recognizes 125th Anniversary of Marcus Hook Borough
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 23, recognizing the 125th Anniversary of the founding of Marcus Hook Borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 125th Anniversary of the founding of Marcus Hook Borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and to honor the contributions of generations of Marcus Hook residents to our nation's development and prosperity.

Marcus Hook was founded during the boom years of the late 1800's, and its growth has been inextricably ... Show Full Article

Rep. Johnson Issues Statement on Strengthening Career, Technical Education for 21st Century Act
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 23, on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for 21st Century Act:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my deep concerns with H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for 21st Century Act, also referred to as the CTE Reauthorization Act. This bill reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins Act) to help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills necessary to compete for and succeed ... Show Full Article

Rep. Dingell Honors Trenton Trib
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 23, honoring the Trenton Trib:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the writers and staff at the Trenton Trib for their work providing state and local news to the Downriver community. The newspaper provides important coverage of events and editorial perspectives to Trenton and residents in nearby areas.

Founded in 2010, the Trenton Trib is a monthly newspaper that covers current events and distributes information about the City of Trenton and the surrounding ... Show Full Article

Rep. Aderholt Recognizes Quality of Life Health Services on Its 40th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 23, recognizing the Quality of Life Health Services on the occasion of its 40th anniversary:

Mr. Speaker, today I recognize the Quality of Life Health Services (QOLHS) on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. This Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), was founded by Dr. Roberta O. Watts to provide health care to the most vulnerable populations.

QOLHS, based m Gadsden, Alabama, is the state's largest community health program. The organization's network ... Show Full Article