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Remembering U.S. Capitol Police Officer Vernon Alston, Jr. February 4, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Mr. President, today I wish to remember U.S. Capitol Police Officer Vernon Alston, who passed away on January 23, 2016. Officer Alston was a fixture on the Capitol Grounds for 20 years, and he is missed by the many who were honored to have known him."
Honoring The Life And Service Of Vernon J. Alston, United States Capitol Police Officer February 4, 2016
John Carney, D-DE
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the life of Vernon J. Alston, a U.S. Capitol Police Officer for 20 years and a constituent of mine from Delaware. Sadly, Mr. Alston left us far too soon, at the age of 44."
Remembering U.S. Capitol Police Officer Vernon Alston, Jr. February 4, 2016
Thomas Carper, D-DE
"Mr. President, I also want to join Senator Coons and the Presiding Officer, who presides in the chair almost every time I speak on this floor. I don’t know how this works out, but it is good to see the Presiding Officer and this new group of pages who have joined us this week to tell you about a man you never had a chance to meet who was a Capitol policeman for almost 20 years."
Recognizing The National League Of American Pen Women, Inc. (Nlapw) February 4, 2016
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"The League is dedicated to the recognition and advancement of women in the arts and letters in the District of Columbia and nationwide. Its mission is to represent and foster women’s outstanding cultural and educational contributions to the nation. The League’s membership, comprising some 82 branches throughout the country, encompasses a cross section of American women—all ages, races, religions, and cultures. For generations, the League has highlighted the great contributions and careers of creative American Women. Since its founding in 1897, luminaries such as Nobel Laureate Pearl Buck, Margaret Mitchell and Eudora Welty were illustrious members, among many others. Eleanor Roosevelt was a very active Pen Woman, as was Vinnie Ream, who sculpted the Lincoln statue that stands in the Capitol‘s Rotunda, as well as the statue of Admiral Farragut at Farragut Square."
Tribute To Todd Webster February 4, 2016
Christopher Coons, D-DE
"At a time when congressional budgets have constantly been under pressure and many in America believe our political system is dysfunctional, Capitol Hill depends on dedicated, loyal, optimistic, and positive public servants like Todd—not only for the kind of policy and political accomplishments that ultimately show up on a resume or a job description but even more for the qualities and characteristics that make this place function—an unquestioningly positive attitude, a management style that makes everyone from interns to seasoned professionals feel welcome and valued, a willingness to speak candidly about himself and the office, about our challenges and prospects, a keen perspective on the absurdity of the many aspects of the modern political process, and the relentless idealism that inspires those around him to keep believing and working hard. These are the hallmarks of Todd’s time over the past 5 years."

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