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Entry Title Date
Tribute To William Thomas Kirchhoff, Jr. May 21, 2015
Scott Perry, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, today, I pay homage to the legacy of a man who not only resided in Pennsylvania’s Fourth Congressional District, but much more importantly, a man who served the Commonwealth and our Nation with pride, as an exemplary businessman, phenomenal athlete, and true patriot."
In Honor Of Murray J. Pendleton, Chief Of Police Of Waterford, Ct Police Department May 21, 2015
Joe Courtney, D-CT
"Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize Chief Murray J. Pendleton of Waterford, Connecticut upon his retirement from the Waterford Police Department."
Long Term Funding For Highway Trust Fund May 21, 2015
Terri Sewell, D-AL
"Mr. Speaker, today, I rise in support of a long-term surface transportation bill. Right now Americans are looking to Congress for REAL bipartisan solutions to fund and upgrade our deteriorating infrastructure system. As hard as it may be, as uncomfortable and contentious as the debates may become, it’s time to for us to move past the senseless chatter and to stop kicking the can down the road. We must get serious about fixing America’s infrastructure and establishing long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund. This is not the time for partisan politics. We need to work together for the benefit of the men and women who sent us here. Yesterday, the House passed a bill that was nothing more than another “Band-Aid” for a much larger problem. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that 1 out of every 9 bridges in the U.S. is structurally deficient, and gave our overall infrastructure a “D-.” An alarming 54 percent of all major U.S. roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and these roads account for 1 in 3 fatal traffic accidents. In my home state of Alabama alone, driving on roads in need of repair cost motorists $1.2 billion a year. Now is the time for a lasting solution to this important issue. Yet, here we are, at the end of May, and we are no closer to crafting a long-term solution to invest in our roads, bridges, and rails than we were this time last year. The benefits to investing in our highways, bridges, railroads, and other transit systems are clear. By building the infrastructure of tomorrow, we would create thousands of good-paying jobs that help more hard-working Americans earn a living. A solid transportation system is necessary to quickly move goods, which will help further grow our economy. This is vital if America is to compete in the 21st century global marketplace. I urge my colleagues to work together to develop a long-term plan that will improve our aging infrastructure, encourage job creation, and strengthen our nation’s economic development."
Honoring Montana Veterans May 20, 2015
Ryan Zinke, R-MT
"Mr. Speaker, today I rise in honor of Montana veterans and all the men and women who have fallen in defense of our great Nation."
Recognizing Colonel Arthur Jeffrey May 20, 2015
Dan Newhouse, R-WA
"Mr. Speaker, today, we present a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress, to recognize the distinguished service of the American Fighter Aces."

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