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Congressional Record entries

Entry Title Date
In Recognition Of The 50Th Anniversary Of The National Collegiate Honors Council May 3, 2016
Steve Israel, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the National Collegiate Honors Council on their 50th Anniversary. NCHC is devoted to educational excellence, serving over 800 colleges and universities and 325,000 students in varying disciplines across the nation. Two institutions of higher education in my district are NCHC members, Long Island University and SUNY College at Old Westbury. Long Island University boasts academically talented students from each corner of our country studying in an array of majors. The Long Island University Honors Program offers high achieving students the opportunity to focus on a multitude of topics as they prepare themselves for professional careers and postgraduate studies. SUNY Old Westbury's Honors College is more than just academics. The Honors College strives to ensure an enriched academic and social experience for its members and to create an environment that fosters active and innovative learning. Mr. Speaker, I invite my colleagues to join me in commending Long Island University, SUNY Old Westbury and the National Collegiate Honors Council for their outstanding contributions to our nation's educational and professional communities."
Confronting Heroin And Opioid Abuse Crisis April 27, 2016
Lee Zeldin, R-NY
"Mr. Speaker, the rapid rise in drug abuse across America, specifically the sharp increase in heroin and prescription opioid abuse, has severely impacted our local communities and has become a major issue across our country."
Sexual Assault April 27, 2016
Tom Reed, R-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to address an issue that has impacted millions of Americans from coast to coast, north to south, also an issue that has impacted my family personally. Mr. Speaker, I care deeply about the survivors of sexual assault and want to ensure that their voices are heard."
Authorizing David’S Sling Weapon System April 27, 2016
Brian Higgins, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, the discovery of major offshore natural gas deposits 90 miles west of Haifa presents Israel with new opportunities--and new threats."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4498, Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act April 27, 2016
Nita Lowey, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, with great respect for our distinguished chair with whom we work very collegiately, I urge my colleagues to vote ``no'' on the previous question in order to provide the funding needed to mount a robust response to a pressing public health emergency."

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