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Congratulating The Florida Southern Moccasins Women’S Lacrosse Team On Winning The 2016 Ncaa Division Ii National Championship July 18, 2016
Dennis Ross, R-FL
"Mr. Speaker, Florida Southern College is a liberal arts college nestled in my hometown of Lakeland, Florida. Florida Southern is known for its strong academic record, for being the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world, and for consistently receiving recognition from the Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. However, today I rise to recognize another important distinction for Florida Southern. The Florida Southern Moccasins Women’s Lacrosse Team recently captured the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championship. On May 21, 2016, the Mocs defeated the two-time defending champion, Adelphi University, by a score of 8-7, capping off a remarkable season. NCAA Division II Coach of the Year Kara Reber led the Mocs Women’s Lacrosse Team to their first national championship, along with All Americans Gabby Barowski and Emily Santoli. Growing up in Lakeland, I have watched Florida Southern flourish before my eyes. This victory marks Florida Southern’s 29th NCAA Division II Championship. Florida Southern is a tremendous educational institution, and this win is a terrific achievement not only for the school, but also for our local community."
Recognizing The Expansion Of The Fresno County Historical Museum July 8, 2016
Jim Costa, D-CA
"The Fresno County Historical Museum is one of the largest capital improvement projects in years at the Fresno Fair Grounds. It will reflect the diverse communities that call Fresno County home by commemorating Mono Indian, Armenian, and Japanese American histories and the positive impact they have had on our county. Displays will pay tribute to the famed inhabitants of our county through photography, artifacts, and memorabilia. For example, the museum will provide the first permanent venue for the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame that will showcase photos and sports memorabilia of its 300 inductees, including the late beloved coach Jerry Tarkanian, U.S. Olympic softball medalist Laura Berg, and Major League Baseball player Frank LeRoy Chance. In addition, other exhibits are planned to honor notable members of Fresno County, including the famed Oscar and Pulitzer-prize winning author, William Saroyan."
Additional Statements June 28, 2016
Steve Daines, R-MT
"As a child, Louis grew up with a passion for authentic country music. Not only is he one of the greatest curators of this style in Montana, he is also one of the most revered pedal steel guitar players in the country music community. In the early 1950s, Louis, his brother Frank Armentaro, and their friend Oscar Bergsing started the Rhythm Ramblers, one of the longest living bands in Montana. For decades, they created a soundtrack for countless swing dancers across the State. While performances from the group are extremely rare today, Louis continues to play his steel guitar every morning. At 91 years old, he is one of the most experienced steel guitar players alive."
Fighting Terrorism June 27, 2016
John Cornyn, R-TX
"Over the past few days, it has become even clearer that not even those in the Obama administration are onboard with his short-sighted and reckless policies. First, more than 50 diplomats sent an internal protest memo to harshly criticize the President’s Syria policy. You can find that draft version of the memo online. It is four frank pages, decrying Obama’s failed wait-and-see-approach to Syria, from some of those who have been most involved with the policy."
Honoring Ms. Marina Torres June 24, 2016
Mike Thompson, D-CA
"Mr. Speaker, Marina Torres has devoted 35 years to serving her students and our community as both a teacher and an advocate for others’ needs. She is a friend of Calistoga and a friend of mine. Therefore, it is fitting and proper that we honor her here today and extend our best wishes for an enjoyable retirement and many happy memories to come with her husband Michael and her children Frank, Rafael and Liliana."

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