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Financial Institution Customer Protection Act Of 2015 February 4, 2016
Joaquin Castro, D-TX
"Mr. Speaker, my vote was not recorded on rollcall No. 62 on the Motion to Recommit for consideration of H.R. 766, Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015. I am not recorded because I was absent due to the birth of my son in San Antonio, Texas. Had I been present, I would have voted “aye.”"
Announcement By Committee On Rules Regarding Amendment Process For H.R. February 4, 2016
Pete Sessions, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Committee on Rules issued two announcements outlining the amendment processes for H.R. 3293, the Scientific Research in the National Interest Act, and H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015."
Recognizing And Congratulating Gary Faulkner, Jr. For Winning The 2015 Rolltech Professional Bowlers Association World Championship February 4, 2016
Steve Cohen, D-TN
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate Gary Faulkner, Jr. of Memphis, Tennessee for winning the 2015 Rolltech Professional Bowlers Association World Championship at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. In his first professional television appearance, Gary Faulkner beat top qualifier EJ Tackett to become the second African American ever to win a PBA Tour title in the PBA’s 57-year history after George Branham III won the Brunswick Memorial World Open in 1986."
Recognizing Wawa Employee Ownership February 4, 2016
Pat Meehan, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the House passed H.R. 1675, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015. This legislation will make it easier for companies to let hardworking employees have a stake in the company where they work every day. Companies who have significant employee ownership regularly realize a boost in the company’s performance, because ownership gives the employees a vested interest in the success of the company. I’d like to especially highlight one such organization in my district, Wawa, Inc. Wawa has had an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) since 1992 and has shared ownership with its associates for more than 40 years. Wawa associates own almost 41 percent of the company through the ESOP, and that pride in ownership is on display every single day. From customer services associates to general managers, Wawa employees share in the company’s success and are able to accumulate significant retirement savings. It is important to these workers and those across the country who participate in ESOPs that these ownership and retirement programs remain strong."
Remembering Michael A. Wermuth February 4, 2016
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"Michael passed away on November 1, 2015. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 35 years, Fran; his children, Ken and Heather; and numerous other family members. His partner throughout, Fran is highly accomplished in her own right having served in top positions within the U.S. Marshals Service. Our sympathy is extended to her, the family, and friends upon his passing. "

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