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Entry Title Date
Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Military Construction And Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bills May 19, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"At least three dozen key VA leadership positions are currently filled by acting or interim directors, sometimes for years at a time. In my home State of Illinois, for example, Hines VA Hospital has not had a permanent director since 2014."
Zika Virus May 16, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"When I think back in times of American history when Congress has been called on to respond to an emergency, there have been amazing examples where partisanship was set aside and people said: In the interest of America, we need to act and act now. Whether we are talking about mobilizing for a war, whether we are talking about responding to terrorism, we have done it. We can do it. This time we have failed. We have failed for 14 weeks. In that period of time, 1,200 Americans in 44 States, Washington, DC, and 3 U.S. territories, including over 110 pregnant women, have contracted Zika. Six more have contracted Guillain-Barre, an autoimmune disorder that can cause paralysis and death. Recently, the first Zika-caused death and the first Zika-related microcephaly cases were reported in Puerto Rico. In my State of Illinois, 16 people have tested positive for Zika, including at least 3 pregnant women."
Providing For Consideration Of S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Of 2016 May 13, 2016
Doug Collins, R-GA
"H.R. 4982, Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act, is a bill that requires the Comptroller General to report to Congress on the inpatient and outpatient treatment capacity, availability, and needs in the United States. And that was by Mr. Foster of Illinois."
Honoring Debbie Farrell On Her Retirement May 13, 2016
Daniel Lipinski, D-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mrs. Debbie Farrell who is retiring from her position as principal of Forest Hills Elementary School after more than 35 years dedicated to education. Mrs. Farrell began her teaching career at Coweta County School System in Newnan, Georgia in 1979. She showed her commitment to serving students with special needs by teaching Special Education in Des Moines, Iowa from 1980 to 1982 and serving as a learning disabilities clinician from 1984 to 1989. From 1992 to 1999 she worked as a special education teacher then as an Associate Principal in District 101 in Western Springs, Illinois. In 2001-2002 she served as Principal at South Elementary School in Westmont, Illinois. Since 2002 Mrs. Farrell has been the Principal at Forest Hills Elementary School in Western Springs District 101. Under her leadership, the school has been rated a Top 25 school in the State of Illinois four times, including one year in which Forest Hills was the second-highest performing in the State. Mrs. Farrell received a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University and Master’s Degrees from both St. Xavier University and Iowa State University. She resides in Palos Park, with her husband Kevin, her sons Jim and John, and her daughter Katie. Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in thanking Mrs. Debbie Farrell for all she has done in her 35 plus years as an educator and to congratulate her on her retirement. Thousands of students have greatly benefitted from her dedicated service."
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act Of 2016 May 12, 2016
F. Sensenbrenner, R-WI
"DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time."

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