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Honoring The 2016 Fairfax County Student Peace Award Recipients June 21, 2016
Gerald Connolly, D-VA
"Participating high schools choose one Junior or Senior or one student group active in promoting peace and/or removing the causes of conflict. Examples of outreach include: Committing to peace by engaging in activities that strive to end conflict, either locally or globally; Seeking to discuss or otherwise resolve potentially controversial issues within the school or community; Promoting the understanding of divisive issues and situations to bridge language, ethnic, racial, religious, gender, sexual orientation, or class differences; and Working to resolve conflicts among students or members of the community who feel isolated or alienated. I am pleased to submit the names of this year’s Student Peace Award winners: Anti-Bullying Committee, Cedar Lane School Jieru Shi, Senior, Chantilly High School Smriti Subedi, Senior, Herndon High School Laith Abuhaija, Senior, Islamic Saudi Academy Renata Urbina De la Flor, Senior, Lake Braddock Secondary School Catherine White, Senior, Langley High School Cindy Le/Quan Lu, Seniors, Robert E. Lee High School Kenzie Hines, Senior, James Madison High School Doreen Ndizeye, Senior, George C. Marshall High School Michelle Ma, Senior, McLean High School Trevor Christensen, Senior, Mount Vernon High School Student Contributors to The Mountain View Mirror Mountain View High School Stepping Stones Club, Oakton High School Sara Hobbs, Senior, Quander Road School Burke Centre Library Teen Advisory Board Robinson Secondary School Kyle Engelhardt, Senior, South County High School Aditi Takle, Senior, South Lakes High School Sam Laveson, Senior, JEB Stuart High School Kristin Myers, Junior, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Bennett Shoop, Senior, West Springfield High School Logan Mannikko, Senior, Westfield High School Daniel Kim, Junior, W.T. Woodson High School Mr. Speaker, the efforts of these young people to build a more peaceful world in their own communities and the building blocks of a more peaceful world. I commend them on their awards and ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating them and wishing them great success in all their future endeavors."
In Honor Of The 100Th Birthday Of James Cecil Lindley June 13, 2016
Mike Rogers, R-AL
"Mr. Lindley did his basic training for the Army in June of 1942 in Miami, Florida. He then went to Air Force training at Fort Logan, Colorado and later Peterson Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017 June 13, 2016
Edward Markey, D-MA
"It was, of course, something that was understood in Massachusetts. He mentioned the Tsarnaev brothers as an inspiration to him. They struck on Patriots Day in 2013 in the United States. Mohamed Atta and the other nine hijackers were in Boston when they hijacked the two planes from Logan International Airport. So we know those people are out there. We know that their hate-filled message is intended to kill innocent Americans, and we saw it once again. Unfortunately, the target was a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida."
Additional Statements May 19, 2016
Steve Daines, R-MT
"Newman also partakes in Big Sky Honor Flights, an organization whose mission is “to recognize Montana World War II Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, D.C., to see their memorial at no cost.” Upon one flight’s return in 2013, he was a part of the celebrating crowd that welcomed the veterans back at the Billings Logan International Airport with loud cheering and waving of American flags. Newman said, “It’s an honor to be able to stand for them and give them the recognition they deserve.”"
Remembering Wally Henderson May 12, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Wally was a past president and longtime board member of the Abraham Lincoln Association, a distinguished group of Lincoln scholars. In 2009, the Lincoln Association awarded him its Logan Hay Medal, for his work in preserving and making more accessible buildings and landmarks associated with President Lincoln’s life."

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