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Eps Improvement Act Of 2016 February 29, 2016
Bobby Rush, D-IL
"Mr. Speaker, in 2005, LED lighting was in its infancy stages. LED lamps were not even on the market then, nor were they available in 2007, when Congress amended the definition of external power supply in the Energy Independence Act of 2007."
Electrify Africa Act Of 2015 February 1, 2016
Ed Royce, R-CA
"Mr. Engel and I visited a power provider in rural Tanzania, which would help meet the goals of this bill, in a place where only 10 percent of the population has access to electricity. In areas like that throughout Africa, schoolchildren are forced to study by inefficient, dangerous kerosene lamps. Cold storage of lifesaving vaccines is almost impossible without reliable electricity. Too many families resort to using charcoal or other toxic fuel sources whose fumes cause more deaths than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined and also damage the eyesight of the children trying to study."
Congratulating Lagomarcino’S In Moline, Illinois For Being Designated As An Official “Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination” January 6, 2015
Cheri Bustos, D-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Lagomarcino’s in Moline, Illinois, for achieving the distinction of an official “Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination.” Lagomarcino’s became a member of the select group to receive this honor from the Illinois Office of Tourism—one of only 19 restaurants to date. The award recognizes local restaurants around our state for being beloved destinations for both visitors and locals alike. Lagomarcino’s earned this honor because of its long-standing customer services and tasty treats that attract visitors from all over the globe. Lagomarcino’s, a beloved ice cream parlor in downtown Moline, is famous for its hot fudge sundaes, sponge candy, filled chocolate eggs, and hand-dipped cones. The turn-of-the-century parlor features mahogany booths custom built by Moline Furniture Works, Tiffany lamps designed in New York, and the terrazzo floor was installed by Cassini Tile of Rock Island. In 1997, Lagomarcino’s expanded and opened a second location in the Village of East Davenport, Iowa, and fans from all over the world can order delectable treats online. Angelo Lagomarcino, an immigrant from Italy, opened Lagomarcino’s Confectionery in Moline in 1908 after obtaining a secret recipe for hot fudge sauce from a traveling salesman in the early 1900s. Against his wife’s wishes, he paid $25 dollars for that recipe—a price that clearly paid off for the restaurant’s many, many fans. That same recipe is used today and Lagomarcino’s sauce has earned national and international recognition from food editors and culinary magazines. Mr. Speaker, I again want to congratulate Lagomarcino’s for achieving this honored distinction and wish them even more success in the future."
Insular Areas And Freely Associated States Energy Development September 15, 2014
Donna Christensen, D-VI
"In some communities it would appear as though many have moved away when in actuality they are simply turning to candles and kerosene lamps because they simply cannot afford to turn on the lights. This presents risks to health and safety that are just unacceptable."
Recognizing The Achievements Of Harriet Thomsen November 21, 2013
Adam Smith, D-WA
"Harriet’s passion for volunteerism stem from her first visit to a nursing home in her earlier years. She noticed that most homes provided dark activity rooms and were lacking sanitary equipment. Harriet immediately took charge and published an article in her local newspaper asking for donations like paint, chairs and lamps to improve assisted living facilities. She also mobilized women at her church, addressing the concerns she had about the unfortunate conditions some elderly must endure when living in a nursing home. She became invested and took it upon herself to positively change the living situation of seniors."

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