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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Vote Explanation August 1, 2014
Kay Hagan, D-NC
"I missed rollcall votes in relation to the motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to S. 2648, the motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to H.R. 3230, adoption of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 3230, the motion to recede from the Senate amendment to H.R. 5021, and the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Jill Pryor, of Georgia, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4315, 21St Century Endangered Species Transparency Act July 29, 2014
Doug Collins, R-GA
"Now, Athens is home to a wonderful, fine, upstanding institution called the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs. But it was probably found or seen maybe after one of the celebrations of our great victories on Saturday on the gridiron when everyone is partying, and they may have seen the Indiana bat and said, “There’s the bat,” but we haven’t seen it since."
Congratulating Anne Firor Scott On Receiving The 2013 National Humanities Medal July 29, 2014
David Price, D-NC
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate North Carolina’s Anne Firor Scott on receiving the 2013 National Humanities Medal. Dr. Scott is being cited “for pioneering the study of southern women. Through groundbreaking research spanning ideology, race, and class, Dr. Scott’s uncharted exploration into the lives of southern women has established women’s history as vital to our understanding of the American South.” I have the privilege of personally knowing Dr. Scott, W.K. Boyd Professor of History Emerita at Duke, as a former academic colleague, constituent, and friend. Raised in Montezuma, Georgia, Scott graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia in 1941 before earning a master’s degree in political science from Northwestern University in 1944 and a PhD from Harvard (Radcliffe College) in 1949. Dr. Scott did not, however, immediately pursue an academic career. She held a job at International Business Machines (IBM) and briefly entered a graduate program for personnel managers. Scott notes that it was a United States Congressional internship, during which she had the opportunity to write speeches and listen to politicians talking, which had the greatest impact on her career. These experiences, she later wrote, “made me so painfully aware of my ignorance that I went back to school.” Following her master’s and PhD work, Scott held temporary teaching appointments at Haverford College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before joining the history department at Duke University in 1961, where she stayed until her retirement in 1991. During her tenure at Duke, Dr. Scott became the first female chair of Duke’s history department. In her autobiographical essay, “A Historian’s Odyssey,” Scott reviewed her own journals and realized that she began to do history by chance. But, she added, “If I came to history by indirection, my decision to study the history of women was not, in retrospect, accidental.” Having been inspired to study women reformers after working for the National League of Women Voters in the 1940s, Scott later helped found the field of U.S. women’s history. Her groundbreaking research—spanning ideology, race, and class—and her uncharted exploration into the lives of southern women has established women’s history as vital to our understanding of the American South. The Anne Firor Scott papers, which include correspondence, subject files and videos from 1963-2002, are held at Duke University. Her endowment, the Anne Firor Scott Research Fund, established in 1987, continues to support students conducting innovative independent research in women’s history. And the annual Lerner-Scott prize, an award which is jointly named for Dr. Scott and historian Gerda Lerner, is annually awarded to the writer of the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history. Dr. Scott’s accomplishments and accolades are many, including the authorship of ten books and more than twenty-five articles. Dr. Scott was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to the Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1965. She has served as president of the Southern Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians, and on the advisory boards of the Schlesinger Library, the Princeton University department of history, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has been the recipient of many fellowships, prizes and honorary degrees, including a University Medal from Duke in 1994, a Berkshire Conference Prize in 1980, and honorary degrees from Queens College, Northwestern, Radcliffe and the University of the South. Scott received the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Service Award in 2002 and the American Historical Association’s Scholarly Achievement Award in 2008. In addition, Dr. Scott was the 1994 winner of the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, which is the highest honor given by the North Carolina Humanities Council. This year, Dr. Scott is one of ten winners to be honored with the 2013 National Humanities Medal, presented by President Barack Obama. The National Humanities Medal honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to important resources in the humanities. Previous medalists include Pulitzer Prize winners Philip Roth and Marilynne Robinson, Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, essayist Joan Didion, novelist John Updike, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, sociologist Robert Coles, poet John Ashbery, filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. As Jeffries Martin, chair of Duke’s history department, has said, “Anne is not only an amazing scholar whose work did much to shape the field of women’s history; she is also an amazing person, full of curiosity and insight about the world.” I would add that she is a warm and generous person, mentor and friend to many, and a committed citizen—an effective voice for social justice and inclusion for decades. She is the model of the engaged scholar, and one who has contributed greatly to the “New South” to which we aspire. It is therefore with great satisfaction and admiration that I commend Anne Scott today for this wonderful, well-merited recognition."
Port Of Savannah July 25, 2014
Rob Woodall, R-GA
"Today, the draft on the ships coming through the Panama Canal, Mr. Speaker, is just under 40 feet. The new drafts of these Panamax ships are going to be 50 feet—10 feet more, 25 percent more. It requires major changes and renovations in our ports. And guess what. When the State of Georgia recognizes that we have a critical economic engine driving our economy, a critical economic engine to the entire Southeastern United States, we can’t just get together as the State of Georgia and decide we are going to do some dredging and make sure that our port is ready for these newer, modern, larger ships. We are not allowed to."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3393, Student And Family Tax Simplification Act, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4935, Child Tax Credit Improvement Act Of 2014 July 24, 2014
Tom Cole, R-OK
"Madam Speaker, I yield 5 minutes to my good friend from the State of Georgia (Mr. Woodall), my fellow Rules Committee Member and RSC president now, rapid ascent, to make whatever remarks he cares to."

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