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Recognizing Cook Me Somethin’ Mister October 21, 2015
David Vitter, R-LA
"In 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, a recent college graduate named Kristen Preau was approached by her employer, the University of New Orleans Athletic Department, to come up with a way to generate much-needed funding for the school. Preau took to what she knew best: her family’s beloved jambalaya recipe. Raising $100,000 in just 3 months at college tailgating events across the country, Preau knew she had a hit. Over the next few years, Preau—known for much of her life as the “Jambalaya Girl”—perfected and expanded her seasonings, which were selling as quickly as they were stocked on the shelves of local grocery stores. Having roots firmly planted in the Louisiana culinary scene, Preau’s family were some of the first folks to cook and serve jambalaya at the French Quarter Fest in New Orleans’s famous Jackson Square. The family also enjoyed a close relationship with the late, world famous Cajun Chef Paul Prudhomme who had a hand in blending the “Jambalaya Girl’s” seasonings."
Important Issues That Affect America October 6, 2015
John Garamendi, D-CA
"We have perfected a childhood game here in the House of Representatives and the Senate. In fact, your American Government has perfected this game. Something, when you didn’t have a ball to kick around, you would kick a can around. It is called kick the can down the road. We have perfected that. I think we have done it more than 30 times to transportation over the last decade and a half."
The Major Case Squad Of Greater St. Louis Celebrating 50 Years Of Investigative Excellence September 9, 2015
John Shimkus, R-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis in celebrating 50 years of investigative excellence to the St. Louis Area. This multi-jurisdictional Major Crime Investigative Task Force was established in 1965 to unite the most qualified investigators from Illinois and Missouri law enforcement agencies within the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. The goal was to establish a cooperative effort to investigate and provide an expeditious solution to the most heinous crimes constituting a community threat. Since its inception the Major Case Squad has investigated thousands of crimes and is proud of the fact that more than 86 percent have resulted in arrest clearance with an incredibly high criminal conviction rate. Throughout the 50 years of operational success, the men and women of the Major Case Squad have perfected the investigative process to deliver a swift and professional response to violent crimes that affect the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area."
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed August 4, 2015
Tim Kaine, D-VA
"Prior to the interim negotiation in November of 2013, and even in the face of a punishing international sanctions regime, Iran’s nuclear program was marching ahead. Iran had amassed more than 19,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium, and that number was growing. Iran had produced more than 11,000 kilograms of enriched uranium, and that stockpile was growing. Iran had perfected the ability to enrich uranium to the 20-percent level, and that enrichment level was growing. Iran was constructing a heavy-water facility at Arak capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium, and Iran only allowed limited IAEA access to its declared nuclear facilities, shielding its operation and inspection of covert nuclear sites."
James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office Building July 13, 2015
Daniel Lipinski, D-IL
"Jim was known for his love of the French language, and he spoke it flawlessly. What fewer people know is that Jim perfected his French while serving in a volunteer program that preceded the Peace Corps. He was teaching French and Creole to Americans helping out in Haiti."

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