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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Legislative Session July 22, 2014
Mary Landrieu, D-LA
"I think one of the most important aspects of his background is that after the devastating storms of Rita and Katrina in 2005, Mr. deGravelles was one of the real champions in helping to set up the Louisiana Association for Justice Hurricane Relief Committee which assisted many displaced attorneys who had no place to practice, clients who were distributed all over the country, and courthouses that were closed—to help the wheels of justice move forward during that very difficult time of upheaval and destruction."
District Of Columbia Courts, Public Defender Service, And Court Services And Offender Supervision Agency Act Of 2014 July 14, 2014
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"This bill would allow the Courts to collect debts owed to the Courts by its employees, such as debts from loss or damage to property, improper credit card payments, erroneous payments to employees and the like. The Courts would have to provide employees with at least 30 days’s written notice regarding the debt collection, and employees would have the right to a hearing conducted by an independent officer. The bill would also give the Courts the authority to purchase uniforms to ensure the safety of its building engineers, maintenance workers and main personnel. These service employees must regularly access buildings run by the Courts at all hours. The increase in the number of security incidents in courthouses throughout the country as well as the location of the Courts here in the nation’s capital require visual security and uniformity of staff to help ensure that unauthorized persons do not enter secure areas."
Judicial Nominations June 23, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"I thank the majority leader for bringing these nominations up for a vote and urge Senators to vote to defeat these filibusters and get these nominees working for the American people in courthouses around the Nation. Justice Geoffrey Crawford will serve Vermont well as a Federal district judge, and I look forward to his confirmation."
Honoring City Of Canton, Mississippi June 20, 2014
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"It is estimated that over $20,000,000 in public and private funding has been invested in the Canton Square District, including the new and old Courthouses."
Henderson County Courthouse 100Th Anniversary May 9, 2014
Jeb Hensarling, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, on May 17, 2014 the citizens of Henderson County, Texas will observe the 100th year anniversary of the current county courthouse in Athens, Texas. While Henderson County has had three previous Courthouse buildings, the one that stands today has passed the century mark. Henderson County, established in 1846 by the Texas Legislature, was carved from Nacogdoches and Houston Counties and named for Texas’ first Governor, J. Pinckney Henderson. The Henderson County Commissioners Court approved the building of the current courthouse on June 12, 1913. They authorized L.R. Wright & Company to erect the structure for the cost of $113,500. The L.L. Thurmon Architectural firm of Dallas designed the courthouse in the “Classical Revival” style, the dominant type of architecture for Texas courthouses in the early 1900s. A marble cornerstone and time capsule on the northeast corner commemorates the structure’s construction. In early 1914 the new courthouse opened for operations. The courthouse today stands in the square of Athens, Texas. Its entrances face the four cardinal points of the compass at the intersections of State Highway 19 and 31 and US Highway 175. In the beginning, this building housed county and district offices, auto and property tax offices, and courtrooms. Throughout the years, many improvements were made to the building. Major renovations were completed during the year of 1965 with the addition of an elevator, new windows, and improvements to the stairs. Other renovations were made in 1986. The courthouse today still serves as the heartbeat to the county operations and community events."

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