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

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Sen. Warner Issues Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Virginia, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 14, on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program:

Mr. President, I stand today to talk about a different subject; that is, to stand in solidarity with over 12,000 of my Virginia constituents who are students, entrepreneurs, members of our military, and individuals who have the distinction of being Dreamers, like the nearly 800,000 Dreamers across our country.

These people, many of them young folks, are worried about facing deportation--not for ... Show Full Article

Sen. Van Hollen Issues Statement on Republican Tax Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 14, on the Republican tax bill:

Mr. President, I come to the floor this afternoon because of the reports that the House and Senate conference committees on the tax plan are nearing an agreement or may have reached an agreement. By all accounts, this would be shaping up to be one of the greatest legislative heists in American history.

It is hard to imagine that you could take a tax code that is already stacked in favor of the very wealthy and very powerful ... Show Full Article

Sen. Sullivan Issues Statement on Coast Guard Authorization Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 14, on the Coast Guard Authorization Act:

Mr. President, I rise today to commend this body. My colleagues, every single Senator, voted in unanimous consent to move forward on the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law just this week by President Trump. In particular, I want to thank the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, John McCain, who did so much to shepherd this important piece of legislation through this body and to the President's ... Show Full Article

Rep. Speier Honors Brisbane City Mayor Liu
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-California, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 14, honoring Brisbane City Mayor Lori Liu:

Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Lori Liu who is leaving public service after four years on the Brisbane City Council, the last year as Mayor of this storied town near San Francisco Bay. Lori's deep commitment to public service is evident from her accomplishments and contributions to her community. She is a champion of education, children, the arts, recreation, economic development and the environment.

Lori was first ... Show Full Article

Rep. Perry Honors Young on His Retirement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 14, honoring Peddrick M. Young Sr. on his retirement:

Mr. Speaker, today I extend my sincere congratulations to my constituent, Peddrick M. Young, Sr., upon his retirement from almost 30 years of service with the Lower Allen Township Board of Commissioners.

First, I thank Mr. Young for his service to our Nation in the United States Marine Corps. I've long appreciated the commitment of people who devote themselves selflessly to serving our Nation.

Mr. Young ... Show Full Article

Rep. Pelosi Celebrates Life, Legacy of Mayor Lee
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 14, celebrating the life and legacy of San Francisco City Mayor Edwin M. Lee:

Mr. Speaker, I rise with my fellow San Francisco Representative, Jackie Speier, as well as my Congressional colleagues, Representatives Barbara Lee, Judy Chu, Madeleine Bordallo, Lou Correa, Keith Ellison, Anna Eshoo, Al Green, Jimmy Gomez, Colleen Hanabusa, Jared Huffman, Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Mark Takano, Norma Torres, Grace Meng, Stephanie ... Show Full Article

Rep. Harper Payis Tribute to Bechltol
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Mississippi, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 14, paying tribute to Theodore R. Bechltol Jr. for his service to the House:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay special tribute to one of the truly outstanding individuals who works at the U.S. Capitol, Mr. Theodore R. Bechltol, Jr.

Better known to many of us as the Superintendent of the U.S. Capitol Grounds, Ted is responsible for preserving and maintaining more than 290 acres of the historic landscape and infrastructure across the U.S. Capitol campus.

Prior ... Show Full Article