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Honoring Kyle Matthew Ota, Eagle Scout, Boy Scout Troop 611, San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin July 29, 2014
Zoe Lofgren, D-CA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate Kyle Matthew Ota, a member of Boy Scout Troop 611 at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin and one of my constituents, on achieving of the rank of Eagle Scout in April of 2014. Kyle, the son of Pat and Dorothy Ota, began his scouting career as a member of Cub Scout Pack 611 at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, where he earned the Metta and Sangha awards, as well as the Arrow of Light. Rising through the ranks, Kyle served as patrol leader, troop quartermaster, dharma scribe, troop scribe, senior patrol leader, and den chief. Kyle’s Eagle Scout project reflects his longstanding commitment to the people of San Jose, and the residents of Japantown in particular. Yu-Ai Kai, a stellar community-based organization that promotes healthy aging, independent living, and high quality of life, provides multi-lingual community services, social interaction, and a sense of belonging to our elderly citizens. Seniors and their families frequently pass in front of Yu-Ai Kai’s Akiyama Senior Wellness Center on Jackson Street while traversing beautiful Japantown, so Kyle constructed an outdoor bulletin board in front of the building. This board displays flyers, schedules, and other information that allows seniors to better understand and utilize the Akiyama’s many life-improving offerings. Kyle was a scholar-athlete at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, where he participated in varsity track and intramurals, earned entry into the honor roll and National Honor Society, and was awarded tuition assistance by the California Scholarship Federation. Kyle now attends San Diego State University, where the dedication to community service instilled in him by scouting continues to make his parents—and all of us in California’s 19th District—very proud. "
Financial Services And General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 July 16, 2014
Ander Crenshaw, R-FL
"As he said, the SEC recently announced that issuers and underwriters of municipal securities are required to self-report violations of the Federal securities laws relating to representations and bond offerings. I understand the gentleman’s concern that this is a massive undertaking, and to identify all the series of bonds sold and to make sure that all disclosures are made accurately and timely is a huge undertaking."
Smart Savings Act July 14, 2014
Paul Gosar, R-AZ
"The TSP’s asset allocation funds are a mix of the TSP’s offerings designed to help yield higher returns while decreasing risk as individual participants near retirement. While the funds expose participants to market risk, they address such risk in their design."
Statement Commemorating Melrose’S 100Th Anniversary July 3, 2014
Ron Kind, D-WI
"On July 5, 2014, Village President Tory Lockington, local elected leaders, and Melrose residents will come together to celebrate the village’s centennial with a variety of events devoted to the village’s diverse offerings, including a farmer’s market, concerts, and various performances by local student groups. Today, I recognize Melrose’s centennial and join in their celebration."
Recognizing Dr. Jo Anne Mcfarland June 25, 2014
Cynthia Lummis, R-WY
"Dr. McFarland started as an adjunct faculty member in 1970, shortly after the college was founded in Riverton. Under her leadership, Central Wyoming College has expanded its academic offerings and instituted distance learning programs. It has opened facilities in Jackson, Lander, Thermopolis, and on the Wind River Indian Reservation."

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