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The Year In Review November 19, 2015
Garret Graves, R-LA
"Mr. Speaker, I have actually experienced it myself, asking the U.S. Department of the Interior for a meeting with the Gulf Coast delegation, with House Members and Senators, to sit down and discuss this to ensure that the Department of the Interior gets it right. And I want to be clear on what “right” means, which is to make things safer, not to propose regulations that are actually going to result in the potential for disaster."
Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Northwest Florida’S Beloved Dave Daughtry November 2, 2015
Jeff Miller, R-FL
"Mr. Speaker, it is with profound sadness that I rise to honor the life and legacy of Northwest Florida’s beloved Dave Daughtry. For over thirty years, Dave dedicated his broadcasting career to serving the people of the Gulf Coast community, and Northwest Florida mourns his passing. From what began at a small radio station in Andalusia, Alabama, Dave’s successful broadcasting career and love of writing would take him to Huntsville, Alabama; Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis, Tennessee; and Washington, D.C. before making his way to Pensacola, Florida—a community that would welcome him with open arms, and remain his home until his passing. Dave quickly became a known figure over the local television airwaves as news anchor at WEAR-TV in Pensacola and then as reporter-anchor with WALA-TV in Mobile, Alabama. According to Denise, his bride of 26 years, radio was what he loved most, however, and it is radio where he dedicated his career for the last 14 years of his life. This love was demonstrated by the fact that he would arrive at 5 a.m. every morning to host the WEBY-AM morning show, “Wake up with Dave.” To many, Dave will be remembered and appreciated for his company and entertainment on their morning commute; however, to those closest to him, including his dogs Peaches and Pal, Dave will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will greatly be missed. Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my constituents in Florida’s First Congressional District, I am proud to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of Dave Daughtry. Vicki and I offer his entire family, especially his wife, Denise; children, Bonnie, Michael, and Patrick; seven grandchildren, Lindsey, Shannon, Evan, Patrick, Amanda, Shelby, and Benjamin; and the entire Daughtry family our deepest condolences and prayers. May God continue to bless them all during this difficult time."
Members Of The Greatest Generation October 26, 2015
Steven Palazzo, R-MS
"I first met Mr. Albert during the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight, which brings World War II veterans to Washington to see their memorial."
Applauding Matt Weinstein For His Service To Alabama’S First Congressional District October 26, 2015
Bradley Byrne, R-AL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to share my appreciation to Matt Weinstein for his nine years of service to Alabama’s First Congressional District. Matt’s last day serving the people of Southwest Alabama will be Friday, October 30. Matt started his service to Alabama’s First Congressional District in 2010 as a legislative assistant to Congressman Jo Bonner (R-AL). Prior to working for the First District, Matt worked in the office of Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL) starting in January 2007. Upon my election to Congress in December 2013, I was proud to name Matt Weinstein my legislative director. In my office, Matt has been a dedicated advisor on all policy matters and served as a liaison with small businesses and elected officials in Southwest Alabama. Matt has been instrumental in my office’s efforts to push forward with construction of a new I-10 bridge over the Mobile River. Matt has done an impressive job of working with the Alabama Department of Transportation and the federal Department of Transportation to remove bureaucratic hurdles. With Matt’s help, we have been able to make real, tangible process over the last two years. When the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill hit Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Matt helped Congressman Bonner advocate for our coastal communities. Matt played an important role in crafting the RESTORE Act, which was intended to keep oil spill settlement money under control of the coastal counties. I am especially grateful for Matt’s service to our nation’s service members and veterans. Matt did tremendous work supporting our nation’s Navy and the thousands of Alabamians who work at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Matt has also assisted countless veterans with various issues related to the Department of Veterans Affairs and has supported my efforts to give veterans greater access to private care. Mr. Speaker, I asked former Congressman Jo Bonner to share his gratitude with Matt as well. Congressman Bonner said, “Matt is one of the most talented and dedicated young men I know. He thinks strategically, always looking for ways to build consensus and get the job done. He was invaluable to the people of South Alabama during the aerial refueling tanker war, but he was equally helpful in getting those early contracts for Austal and during those difficult months following the BP/Deepwater Horizon explosion. I can’t say enough good things about Matt Weinstein; he is truly one in a million.” A native of Mobile, Alabama, Matt has served his hometown with dedication, passion, and steady leadership. I wish him and his wife, Paige, all the best in their future endeavors. Alabama’s First Congressional District will be forever grateful for his service."
Recognizing The Dedicated Service Of Northwest Florida’S Daisy Steed October 23, 2015
Jeff Miller, R-FL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize Ms. Daisy Steed on the occasion of her retirement as Manager of Ellyson Industrial Park in Pensacola, Florida. For more than 30 years, Ms. Steed has dedicated her life to serving the Northwest Florida community, and I am pleased to honor her outstanding achievements. Ms. Steed first came to Escambia County in 1982 after serving 17 years with the City of Hartselle, Alabama, where she served in various capacities, including as interim City Manager. An assiduous worker, Ms. Steed also held many different positions in Escambia County, one year serving in five different capacities, before she was called on to help develop Ellyson Industrial Park and Marcus Pointe Commerce Park. As a result of her acumen, work ethic, and dedication to serving her community, Ms. Steed was named “Employee of the Month” several times, and, in 1997, she was selected as “Employee of the Year” in recognition of her excellent performance, courtesy, and professionalism. During her career managing Ellyson Industrial Park, Ms. Steed was instrumental in recruiting more than 20 companies to the park, helping to bring jobs and bolster economic development in the Gulf Coast region. Ms. Steed’s success and dedication is also exemplified by her work securing funding to help build a new National Guard Armory. As a strong supporter of our military and National Guard, and in recognition of her efforts to help shepherd the construction of the National Guard Armory, Ms. Steed was one of a select group of civilians to be awarded the “Leadership Award” from Major General Harrison. Thanks to her immense success in the role of Manager of the Ellyson Industrial Park, Ms. Steed is affectionately called “the Mayor of Ellyson.” Her level of professionalism and dedication to the enhancement of Escambia County’s economic and industrial development is apparent in the manner in which she represents her Ellyson Industrial Park Association in her day to day life. Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Gulf Coast community, I am pleased to congratulate Ms. Daisy Steed on her well-earned retirement after more than 30 years of dedicated service to the Northwest Florida community. My wife Vicki and I wish her all the best for continued success."

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