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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sets Business Meeting
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued the following upcoming hearing: Business meeting at S-116 Capitol Building at 10 a.m. on May 22:



1. The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled, done at Marrakesh on June 27, 2013 (Treaty Doc 114-6); submitted to the Senate February 10, 2016


2. S. 2269, Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2017

3. S. Res 386, A resolution urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to fulfill its ... Show Full Article

Sen. McConnell Pays Tribute to Staffer Dunn
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 17, paying tribute to staff member Brendan Dunn:

Mr. President, now, speaking of tax reform, I have to bid farewell to an outstanding member of my staff.

Brendan Dunn has been a key member of my leadership office team for the last 6 years. He has made an outsized impact as a trusted counselor and friend.

I, actually, stole Brendan from the Finance Committee in 2012. I am not sure if Chairman Hatch ever quite forgave me for it. If you have ever had the ... Show Full Article

Rep. Reed Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Arc of Schuyler
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Rep. Tom Reed, R-New York, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 18, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Arc of Schuyler:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and celebrate the fortieth anniversary of The Arc of Schuyler.

The Arc of Schuyler is a private, not for profit organization providing support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families. The Arc of Schuyler is a Chapter of the Arc of New York, which is the largest not for profit organization working with and for people ... Show Full Article

Rep. Lieu Honors Life of Ex-Mayor Clark
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Rep. Ted Lieu, D-California, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 18, honoring the life of Lawrence "Larry" Clark, ex-mayor of Rancho Palos Verdes:

Mr. Speaker, I rise to celebrate the life of Lawrence "Larry" Clark--a beloved husband and former mayor of Rancho Palos Verdes--who passed away on May 2, 2018 at the age of 69. It was an honor for me to have known Larry.

Larry was born on January 19, 1949 in Orange, California. Larry double majored in both psychology and sociology at California State University, Fullerton. Later, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Gallagher Recognizes Retirement of Lt. Gen. McMaster
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 18, recognizing the retirement of Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a soldier who, for the past 34 years, has been an exceptional and faithful servant to the nation. With the retirement today of Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, the U.S. Army is losing a towering figure, who more than anyone, embodies what he has described as the "warrior ethos." As someone who had the good fortune to work with H.R., I can say that serving under his ... Show Full Article

Re. Johnson Recognizing Life, Legacy of Ward
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 17, recognizing the life and legacy Doris Margaret Ward, ex-president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of a passionate civil rights activist, committed community servant, and my dear friend--Doris Margaret Ward. She embodied the ideal of what it means to be a true public servant and to selflessly give of her time and talents for the betterment of others.

The Honorable Doris Ward graduated from Froebel ... Show Full Article

House Energy Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Rep. Reed
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Environment issued the following testimony by Rep. Tom Reed, R-New York, at a hearing on the Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2278) and legislation to reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project (H.R. 2389):

"Good morning, Chairman Shimkus, Ranking Member Tonko, and members of the Committee. I would like to thank you for bringing this legislation before the Committee today. I am proud to have introduced this legislation, H.R. 2389, to reauthorize the West Valley Demonstration Project along with my colleagues ... Show Full Article