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Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act Of 2015 May 6, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"This bill is important to law enforcement around the Nation. It is certainly important to my little State of Vermont. Vermont law enforcement agencies have received nearly 4,400 protective vests from this program, and those officers throughout Vermont, as well as around the Nation, are better protected and better able to do their jobs. I am proud to share that recent recipients in Vermont include agencies in Addison County, Barre City, Barre Town, Bennington County, Berlin, Brattleboro, Burlington, Caledonia County, Chester, Dover, Essex County, Essex Junction, Franklin County, Grand Isle County, Hardwick, Hartford, Ludlow, Middlebury, Milton, Montpelier, Morristown, Newport, Northfield, Norwich, Orange County, Orleans County, Richmond, Rutland, Shelburne, South Burlington, Springfield, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Stowe, Waterbury Village, Weathersfield, Williston, Windsor County, Windsor, and Winooski."
The State Of Black Health: A Congressional Black Caucus Assessment During National Minority Health Month April 13, 2015
Joyce Beatty, D-OH
"Ohio community leaders and the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force are working hard to lower Franklin County‘s infant mortality rate and the infant mortality rate in all of Ohio. Tonight, I salute them for their research, for their education, and for their consistency to save lives. The statistics are staggering, and we can and must do more to lower and eliminate them."
Tribute To Barry Bergey November 13, 2014
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"Mr. Bergey absorbed the values of folk and traditional artists during his upbringing and worked to preserve and promote them throughout his career. With Julia and Jim Olen, he produced “I’m Old but I’m Awfully Tough,” a recording of field documentation made in the Ozark Region of Missouri and Arkansas in 1975. As State Folk Arts Coordinator at the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center based at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1983-85, he initiated a model statewide traditional arts apprenticeship program and a statewide touring and performance series. He also curated a touring exhibition on a 19th century housebarn in rural Franklin County near New Haven, Missouri, where he grew up. Mr. Bergey founded the Missouri Friends of the Folk Arts, an organization that sponsored the annual Frontier Folklife Festival at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and produced The Missouri Tradition, a public radio program. He also taught courses on the blues and on American folk music at Washington University in St. Louis."
Child Care And Development Block Grant Of 2014—Resumed November 13, 2014
Sherrod Brown, D-OH
"Sharon from Franklin County in the middle of State, Columbus, is a lupus patient. She writes:"
Honoring Franklin County High School’S National Defense Cadet Corps August 1, 2014
Scott DesJarlais, R-TN
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commend the hard work and dedication of students in Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District who participate in Franklin County High School’s National Defense Cadet Corps in Winchester. Once again, these students were Senior National Finalists in the 34th Annual National Energy Education Development Project’s Youth Awards. They were presented the award in Washington, DC. on June 23, 2014. The cadets were recognized for their excellence in environmental education. This year’s projects included studying the feasibility of Compressed Natural Gas as an alternate energy source. The Elk River Public Utility District contributed by providing benefits and a demonstration including test driving of their CNG vehicles. The students increased their knowledge on solar power production by visiting the Duck River Electric Municipal Cooperative solar farm. One of their most unique recycling efforts not only saved 22 trees but promoted literacy among elementary school children. The cadets sponsored a community wide book drive called “Ride for Reading.” This is a national effort to deliver free books to Title I schools. The Cadet Corps delivered 1,472 books to Cowan Elementary School by bicycle. Every elementary student received five free books. The cadets once again recycled cooking oil that was turned into biodiesel by Winchester Utilities for city equipment. The cadets were recognized on the field during a University of Tennessee home football game and awarded a $1,000 grant for their recycling efforts as part of the Good Sports Always Recycle program. These are just some of the projects these energetic students undertook to make an impact on their community and promote environmental education this school year. It is always a pleasure to see our young people are civically engaged. Each student’s individual drive has led them to great accomplishments. I want to thank them for their dedication and wish them the best as they continue in their educational pursuits. I am proud to represent these fine young people and their friends and families in the United States Congress."

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