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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Hispanic Heritage Month October 15, 2013
Alan Grayson, D-FL
"Melissa McGuire-Maniau was born in Puerto Rico, raised in Orlando and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. For the last eight years Melissa has been proudly married to her husband, a native of Mexico. Together they have three girls."
Honoring Louis Navarro July 8, 2013
Eliot Engel, D-NY
"He was born in Puerto Rico, but is a long-time resident of Yonkers, and is the First Vice Commander of the Central Committee of Veterans Organization, where as Parade Chairman for the 2013 Memorial Day Parade, he led it to its largest participation in recent years."
Executive Session June 13, 2013
Bob Casey, D-PA
"In her case, this is also a great American story. Judge Quinones was born in Puerto Rico, educated there, and came to the United States. As I said, since 1991 she has been on the court of common pleas in Philadelphia. Prior to that, she was an arbitrator for more than a decade. She worked in the Department of Veterans Affairs. She worked in the Department of Health and Human Services. She did a lot of work in the 1970s for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. So that speaks to a broad range of experience and expertise dealing with litigants and representing clients, which is so important in our system. She is someone who takes on the responsibility to represent someone in court so they may have their day in court, which is one of the foundational principles of our government. Then, of course, she later served as a judge, as I mentioned."
Executive Session December 12, 2011
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"Born in Puerto Rico, Ambassador Aponte became the executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in 2001. She has served as a director at the National Council of LaRaza and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. She has presided over the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the Hispanic National Bar Association. She has excelled in her field, and she has won the respect of her colleagues and the diplomatic community."
Sergeant Angel Mendez Post Office November 14, 2011
Pedro Pierluisi, D-PR
"The bond between New York and Puerto Rico is deep and strong. Sergeant Mendez’ parents were born in Puerto Rico and, like so many island residents of their generation, moved to New York in search of a better life for themselves and their children."

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