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Entry Title Date
Budgetary Revisions August 5, 2014
Patty Murray, D-WA
"Mr. President, I previously filed budgetary aggregates and committee allocations for budget years 2014 and 2015 pursuant to section 116 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. Today, I am adjusting those levels."
Immigration Policy August 5, 2014
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"On November 25, 2013, less than a year ago, he stated: “If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing them through Congress, I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws.”"
Recognizing The Work Of Johnpaul Jones August 1, 2014
Derek Kilmer, D-WA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Johnpaul Jones for his distinguished architecture, his commitment to honoring our natural world and cultures, and his accomplishments as a recipient of the 2013 National Humanities Medal. A Bainbridge Island resident of 43 years, Johnpaul Jones has enriched our community and historical awareness through his holistic approach to space design. Locally, he has earned the title of “Island Treasure” for his help in designing the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and the Waypoint Park on Bainbridge Island. In designing the gorilla exhibit and the elephant house at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, Mr. Jones’ unique approach pioneered a movement to design more natural habitats for zoo animals. Mr. Jones’ design philosophy is deeply rooted in his Cherokee-Choctaw ancestors. Johnpaul Jones’ projects have demonstrated an ingrained respect for the natural world and native landscapes and for enhancing awareness of the indigenous people, cultures, and the communities in which they inhabit. This philosophy is apparent in his celebrated design of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Mr. Jones has received multiple honors and awards for his work including the American Institute of Architects Seattle Medal, the Executive Excellence Award from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Oregon, his alma mater. Most recently, President Barack Obama honored Johnpaul Jones with a National Humanities Medal. The National Humanities Medal, introduced in 1997, honors individuals and groups whose work has enhanced our nation’s understanding of the humanities and expanded our citizens’ involvement with history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities subjects. Johnpaul Jones, the first architect to be honored with this award, was one of ten who received the 2013 National Humanities Medal for his work in broadening our nation’s cultural understanding and awareness through his architecture. Mr. Speaker, I would like to close by again applauding Johnpaul Jones for his environmentally conscious and culturally reverent architecture and for his commitment to our community. From our nation’s capital to the beautiful city of Bainbridge Island, Johnpaul’s work preserves our nation’s stories for generations to come. I am honored to recognize Johnpaul Jones today in the United States Congress."
Honoring Reverend Thaddeus J. Williams August 1, 2014
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"Reverend Williams organized and has facilitated T and T (Thad and Teresa) Food/Outreach Ministry since 2000 where they have received both national and local recognition for their service to the community including the 2014 “WJTV Jefferson Award” and the 2013 Southern Christian Services “Hands of Providence Award.”"
Honoring Sheriff Rodney L. Coffey Of Menifee County, Kentucky August 1, 2014
Andy Barr, R-KY
"He served on the Morehead State University Police Department for eight years prior to running for Sheriff. Elected Sheriff in 1998, Coffey served as one of the youngest sheriffs in the history of Kentucky. He was named Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association Sheriff of the Year in 2003, served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association from 2007-2013 and was elected President of that same organization in 2014."

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