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National Security, The Rule Of Law, And Planned Parenthood Videos July 28, 2015
Steve King, R-IA
"She said: What is going on in this cold war—and that was near the height of the cold war—what is going on is Monopoly and chess on the same board. The United States and the Soviet Union are playing chess and Monopoly on the same board. It is just that the only question is: Will the United States of America bankrupt the Soviet Union economically before the Soviet Union checkmates the United States militarily?"
Tribute To Honor The Life Of Thomas D. Sege April 14, 2015
Anna Eshoo, D-CA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the life and work of an extraordinary American, Thomas D. Sege. Thomas Sege was born on May 17, 1926, in Novi Sad, in the former Yugoslavia. He died on March 3, 2015, at his home in Woodside, California. At the age of 12, Thomas Sege fled Yugoslavia with his parents and brother. He spent his youth in New York City and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Columbia University. He first worked at Sperry Gyroscope in New York, and then in 1963 became General Manager of EIMAC in Silicon Valley. EIMAC merged with Varian Associates and Thomas Sege became its CEO, serving in that position from 1981 to 1990. He was a pioneer in radio transmitting tube technology and in klystron tube technology. Thomas Sege was devoted to his family and friends, and was an avid reader, a passionate gardener and traveler. He loved to play chess, bridge and Scrabble, and spoke multiple languages. He was also a poet and a philosopher. He suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for the last 12 years of his life but never lost his spirit and humor. Mr. Speaker, I ask the entire House to join me in extending our heartfelt condolences to Thomas Sege’s son Ronald, his daughter-in-law Gina Sege, his daughter Kathleen McNamara, and his grandchildren Scott McNamara, and Christopher, Jonathan, Georgia, and Alexi Sege. I ask my colleagues to honor the life of this exceptional man who made enormous contributions to our country, making us a better people and a stronger nation."
Remembering Officer Michael Johnson April 14, 2015
Zoe Lofgren, D-CA
"At the memorial service, Mike’s sister, Jamie Radack, said that Mike always lived life to the fullest, and took a “go big or go home” attitude to everything he did. He didn’t just play chess in high school, she said; he captained the chess team. He didn’t just scuba dive; he dove with great white sharks at the Farallon Islands. This passion extended to the love he showed to his family, and also to the dedication with which he served the police department. Like other officers, Mike recognized the inherent danger in wearing his badge and responding to calls. But he accepted these risks."
Commemorating The 100Th Anniversary Of Brownsville Independent School District March 2, 2015
Filemon Vela, D-TX
"BISD is also an active member of the U.S. Chess Federation, and is nationally recognized as one of the top chess programs in the nation. Several years ago, BISD students were featured on HBO’s “Real Sports” with Bryant Gumbel showcasing the program. The school district is a powerhouse, taking students of all grade levels to compete in tournaments around the nation."
Further Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 February 27, 2015
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"What I am saying, in the interest of the over 200,000 men and women who work every day and do a wonderful job, they should not be played as pawns in this game of Homeland Security chess."

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