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Honoring Neil Armstrong July 25, 2014
Jim Jordan, R-OH
"Mr. Speaker, on Sunday we marked the 45th anniversary of Ohio’s native son Neil Armstrong taking what he famously called “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong was born in 1930 on a farm near Wapakoneta. He earned his student’s pilot license at age 16, reached the rank of Eagle Scout, and graduated from Blume High School before enrolling at Purdue University on a Navy scholarship. He was called to active duty by the Navy in 1949, serving as a naval aviator until 1952. He later served 17 years as an engineer, test pilot, astronaut, and administrator for NASA and its predecessor agency. Despite his lifetime of service, he is best remembered for one day: July 20, 1969, when he capped a 240,000-mile journey through space, stepped off the “Eagle,” and became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. Neil Armstrong died in 2012 at the age of 82, but the impact of his journey is still felt today—in rural Auglaize County, Ohio, and throughout the world. Mr. Speaker, we honor Neil Armstrong for his service and sacrifice—this day and always."
Recognizing James C. Mccloskey July 24, 2014
Rush Holt, D-NJ
"A native of Philadelphia, Jim graduated from Bucknell University in 1964. After three years as a naval officer in Japan and Vietnam, Jim spent 13 years in business in Tokyo and Philadelphia. After his stint in the business world, Jim opted for a change and went to pursue a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. During that time Jim served as a student chaplain at the Trenton State Prison where he met then inmate Jorge De Los Santos."
Honoring Our Armed Forces July 24, 2014
James Inhofe, R-OK
"Tony joined the Navy on September 28, 2005, and graduated from boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL, in December 2005. Other military assignments include Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA; Naval Dive and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, FL; Naval Explosive Ordnance Device School at Eglin Air Force Base, FL; and Explosive Ordnance Device Training and Evaluation Unit 1 in San Diego, "
Bring Jobs Home Act—Motion To Proceed July 24, 2014
David Vitter, R-LA
"Belle Chasse Naval Air Station in New Orleans, again on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, was contacted about their capacity for this same sort of thing twice."
Boothbay, Maine 250Th Anniversary July 22, 2014
Susan Collins, R-ME
"Boothbay was a vital center for revolutionary activity during America’s fight for independence. The strategic importance of the harbor put the small town under frequent enemy attack, and more than 100 patriots rose to its defense. During the war Captain Paul Reed established himself as one of our young nation’s ablest and most courageous naval commanders. The Reverend John Murray was an eloquent and fearless voice for freedom, and his powerful words called many to its cause."

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