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Celebrating The 24Th Anniversary Of The Ada July 25, 2014
Bruce Braley, D-IA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act."
In Recognition Of Robert Mccarthy July 25, 2014
Bill Keating, D-MA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mr. Robert McCarthy upon his retirement as the Register of Probate of Plymouth, Massachusetts after over four decades of public service. During his long and noteworthy career, Mr. McCarthy served in a number of positions in Massachusetts, including East Bridgewater Selectman, Chairman on Taxation, State Representative, and State Senator. In the 1970s, Mr. McCarthy worked alongside Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, quickly becoming a widely beloved and trusted leader in the community. Mr. McCarthy became the Plymouth County Register of Probate in 2000, where his many accomplishments have been invaluable to the people he has served. His colleagues and friends who have worked with him throughout the years agree that he will be sorely missed as he steps down from this position. Mr. Speaker, it brings me great pride to honor Mr. Robert McCarthy upon his retirement. I ask that my colleagues join me in thanking Mr. McCarthy for his many years of public service."
Honoring Judge Ivory E. Britton July 25, 2014
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Judge Ivory Britton, a Justice Court Judge of District 2, who is a native Jacksonian."
Commemorating The 40Th Anniversary Of Turkey’S Invasion Of Cyprus, And Expressing Hope For A Comprehensive Settlement July 25, 2014
Brad Schneider, D-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the 40th anniversary of Turkey’s occupation of Cyprus. In July 1974, Turkish forces invaded the Republic of Cyprus under the auspices of protecting Turkish Cypriots, dividing the nation and assuming control of one-third of the island. During the occupation, more than 5,000 Cypriots died and approximately 170,000 Greek- Cypriots fled their homes, forced to abandon their property and sacrifice many of their possessions. In the wake of the invasion, more than 1,500 Greek- Cypriots remained missing. To this day, Cyprus continues to try and locate the remains of the missing and provide some closure to the families. Despite the international community’s expressed opposition to Turkey’s invasion, the self-proclaimed “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” has declared independence from the Republic of Cyprus for 40 years. The status quo is untenable. Cyprus must achieve a resolution satisfactory to all Cypriots, which invariably necessitates a unified republic, free from foreign occupation. I applaud the Cyprus Government’s recent attempt to reignite the negotiating process by proposing a series of bold, innovative confidence building measures. I call on Turkish Cypriots to abandon their intransigence and begin working constructively to achieve a comprehensive settlement. For more than fifty years, Cyprus has been an invaluable, reliable American ally in the Middle East. We must stand with Cyprus and support its efforts to retain its rightful sovereignty."
In Honor Of Starr Seip’S Promotion To Colonel In The United States National Guard July 25, 2014
Matt Cartwright, D-PA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Lieutenant Colonel Starr Seip of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, on her promotion to Colonel in the U.S. National Guard, for which a ceremony will occur tomorrow, July 26."

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