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Recognizing The Extraordinary Life Of Mrs. Inez Powell Dade March 15, 2016
G. Butterfield, D-NC
"On November 7, 2012 Inez celebrated her 100th birthday. Her family and friends celebrated her life and accomplishments with a “Centennial Celebration” on November 4, 2012 at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. The celebration featured remarks from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, then-DC Mayor Vincent Gray, and then-City Councilwoman Muriel Bowser. She also received commendation from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama."
Veterans Who Return Home With The Mental Wounds Of War March 15, 2016
Lee Zeldin, R-NY
"The PFC Joseph Dwyer Veterans Peer Support program is not a new idea. It may be a new idea for this Chamber. We created it in New York State back in 2012. At that time, I was in the New York State Senate, and we created it as part of the 2012-2013 State budget."
Nuclear Agreement With Iran December 15, 2015
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"The information available to the Agency, including the results of the sampling analysis and the satellite imagery, does not support Iran’s statement on the purpose of the building. The Agency assesses that the extensive activities undertaken by Iran since February 2012 at the particular location of interest to the Agency seriously undermined the Agency’s ability to conduct effective verification."
Recognizing Chase Ewoldt For His Courage And Service May 8, 2015
Peter Roskam, R-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I am honored to rise today to recognize Chase Ewoldt, a brave, strong, and exceptional young man from the Sixth District of Illinois. Chase was recently named one of the five ambassadors nationwide for the St. Baldrick’s foundation. In July 2012, at the age of two, Chase was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive brain and spinal cancer. Experts believe this specific type of cancer is found in just 100 to 200 new patients every year in the United States and Chase was only given a 20% chance of survival. Over the next 14 months, his family and friends watched him undergo punishing cancer therapy every two to three weeks. Most of his time was spent in and out of hospitals. Nevertheless, Chase beat the odds and survived. In August of 2013 there was no longer any sign of the disease in his body. Chase is not completely out of the woods, and will most likely struggle with aspects of the disease for the rest of his life, but for now the family is celebrating his health and trying to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, a testament not only to Chase’s strength and resilience, but also the entire family’s compassion and determination to help others. Chase is an inspiration to all with cancer and I am sure he will continue to be a light for those in darkness. As Chase told his mother, “I am a survivor”. Let us celebrate the life of this survivor. Mr. Speaker and Distinguished Colleagues, please join me in honoring and celebrating Chase Ewoldt’s nomination as a nationwide ambassador for the St. Baldrick’s foundation."
Public Service Recognition Week May 7, 2015
Thomas Carper, D-DE
"As you may know, on October 29, 2012—at least we know in Delaware, New Jersey, and New York—Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the United States. Its impact up and down the east coast was, in a word, devastating. In another word, it was heartbreaking. New York, New Jersey, and parts of New England were hit particularly hard. My home State of Delaware was hit hard, too. Widespread flooding caused severe damage to many homes and businesses. Our transportation infrastructure suffered, too. Roads and bridges were damaged or washed out, hurting commerce and transportation and cutting off access to hospitals, schools, and work."

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