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Entry Title Date
National Police Week May 19, 2016
Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND
"On the evening of Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer answered the call to serve and protect for what would turn out to be the last time. He knew when he answered that call that he would confront an active-shooter situation, and he never hesitated in taking up a position to put himself between the shooter and the community he so very much loved. "
Issues Of The Day May 19, 2016
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"On the one hand, Washington is continuing to prohibit American banks and companies from doing Iran-related business. In February, the FATF”—that is the Financial Action Task Force—“reaffirmed its prior concerns about the ‘serious threat’ Iran poses to the international financial system, urging countries to apply effective countermeasures. The U.S. Treasury Department’s designation of Iran, including its central bank and financial institutions, as a primary money laundering concern also still stands. As part of that designation, Treasury determined that `the international financial system is increasingly vulnerable to the risk that otherwise responsible financial institutions will, unwittingly, participate in Iran’s illicit activities.’"
Honoring Jerry Clark May 16, 2016
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in honoring the life of Jerry Clark, who passed away in February. Jerry was a standout civic leader who was devoted to the people of the District and its causes. Jerry Clark was also a particularly avid leader of our D.C. statehood movement and a leader in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community."
Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act May 16, 2016
Christopher Smith, R-NJ
"I spoke in mid-February at NYU, I gave a keynote there in Shanghai, and talked about how Xi Jinping, the President of China, is in a race to the bottom with North Korea to make religion absolutely subservient to the Communist Party. He calls it the sinification of religion; and what was already a bad situation has now become demonstrably worse."
Darwin Anderson: Innovator, Firefighter, And Friend May 13, 2016
Rick Nolan, D-MN
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Darwin Anderson of Brainerd, Minnesota. Last Saturday the tanker base at the Brainerd Airport was named after Darwin, who passed away February 6th 2015, to commemorate his 43 years of service and exceptional work as a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) firefighter. Darwin was one of the first to see the potential for using aircraft and a network of tanker bases throughout the state to fight wildfires. He was also a pioneer in utilizing a helicopter with a bucket as a tool for fighting wildfires. In addition to Darwin’s innovations, his compassion and charisma have earned him the respect of his coworkers. His colleagues speak very highly of Darwin’s supervisory skills and the guidance he has given them throughout their careers. Many of his peers attribute their own success to Darwin’s mentoring. Leaders such as Darwin make a positive impact on others’ lives and in their communities—so much so one of his colleagues said, “With Darwin, forestry equaled family.” His family, wife Janet, sons Jeffery, Ryan, Erik, and daughter Yvette gave him the support he needed to do such a difficult job. It is an honor to recognize Darwin’s many accomplishments, and I know my colleagues will join me in thanking Darwin for his leadership, innovation, and many years of dedicated service to our state."

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