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Congressional Record entries

Entry Title Date
Thanking Officer Brandon Murphy For His Bravery And Service July 18, 2016
Dan Kildee, D-MI
"Mr. Speaker, I ask the United States House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Officer Brandon Murphy for the service he has provided to Michigan's Fifth Congressional District and the Bay City community. Brandon Murphy is a recipient of the Police Officers Association of Michigan's (POAM) Police Officer of the Year Award. This honor was awarded following an encounter where Officer Murphy was injured by gunfire while successfully managing to apprehend a suspect and stop a violent crime spree. Officer Murphy's personal dedication to public safety at the cost of his own safety deserves the utmost honor, and a Police Officer of the Year Award is a worthy and deserving recognition for such an exemplary officer. It is my honor to represent such brave and honorable members of our community, and Officer Brandon Murphy is a shining example. The true measure of an exemplary public safety officer was exhibited by Officer Murphy when he sacrificed his own wellbeing in order to prevent the further victimization of the community he serves. Mr. Speaker, I applaud the work done by Officer Brandon Murphy and thank him for the service he has provided to our community."
Recognizing The Life And Service Of Claude Miller July 18, 2016
Dan Kildee, D-MI
"Mr. Speaker, I ask the United States House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Mr. Claude Miller for his life of service, and artistic contributions to the State of Michigan and to my hometown of Flint, Michigan. On January 16, 2016, at the age of 74 years old Claude Miller died, leaving behind his wife and children. Throughout his long life, Claude was a testament to the community champions that form the foundations of our communities. Following an honorable discharge from service in the United States Air Force, Claude eventually settled in Flint, Michigan. There he dedicated his life to service as an advocate for the city he loved. A tireless volunteer, Claude was the very embodiment of the `Strong, Proud' spirit of Flint. Claude had a passion for art, spending much of his remaining free time drawing, painting and taking classes at Mott Community College. There he built a reputation for his artistic abilities and passion for his craft. Following his death, the college hosted an exhibition of his art titled, ``Faces, Places, and Spaces.'' One piece depicting President Barack Obama was featured among that collection. That piece has made the long journey to Washington, D.C. where it has been proudly displayed in my office for the last week, prior to being committed to the White House and the President. Mr. Speaker, I applaud the life of Claude Miller for his commitment to our community, and for his artistic contributions. His life reminds us that art and service can become the cornerstones of a community and a life well lived."
Mourning The Loss Of Life In Dallas July 8, 2016
Dan Kildee, D-MI
"Mr. Speaker, my heart breaks, as do the hearts of my colleagues, over the terrible tragedy that took place last night and for the victims of the horrific violence that we have seen in the last few days and weeks."
Close A Dangerous Loophole June 21, 2016
Dan Kildee, D-MI
"Mr. Speaker, Congress has no greater responsibility than acting to keep the American people safe. That is why House Democrats, focused on a strong and smart national security plan, have repeatedly made attempts to close a dangerous loophole that allows suspected terrorists to buy deadly weapons, weapons like those that we just saw used in the horrific mass shooting in Orlando."
Close The Deadly Loophole June 14, 2016
Dan Kildee, D-MI
"Mr. Speaker, like my colleagues and so many Americans, I am horrified by the brutal act of terror that killed 49 people, including Tevin Crosby, a 25-year-old man from my district, and that wounded so many others in Orlando. I stand with the loved ones of those lost and with the LGBT community that has suffered this unimaginable act of violence."