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2015 Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra July 14, 2015
Louise Slaughter, D-NY
"I am thrilled to announce this summer’s performers include two young musicians from my own Congressional district. Martine Thomas, 17, plays viola with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. She was a member of the National Youth Orchestra’s inaugural summer tour in 2013, and this will be her second appearance with the group. She enjoys spending her weekends busking at a farmers market and performing at assisted living centers. Additionally, Helen Wong, 17, plays violin and attends Webster Schroeder High School is a performer in this years National Youth Orchestra. She enjoys performing piano and violin at senior centers and churches in her free time."
Commemorating The Public Service Of Tom Parrott June 23, 2015
Sander Levin, D-MI
"In January 1975, Tom began his service at Social Security as a claims representative in the Midtown Manhattan district office, before being assigned to the Rochester, New York and, subsequently, Redding, California district offices. In 1980, he was welcomed back to his home town of Baltimore as a policy analyst in the predecessor office of the current Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs. He then devoted himself for the last 35 years to working on federal legislation, providing impartial and knowledgeable counsel. He has been Acting Deputy Commissioner for Legislation and Congressional Affairs, and currently serves as Assistant Deputy Commissioner."
Morning Business June 23, 2015
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"Tom began his career at SSA in January 1975 as a claims representative in the Midtown Manhattan district office, before being assigned to district offices in Rochester, NY, and later in Redding, CA. He returned to his hometown of Baltimore in 1980 as a policy analyst in the predecessor office of what is currently called the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs. Since that time, he has been in the same component office at SSA serving as the Associate Commissioner for Legislative Development and Operations, as Acting Deputy Commissioner, and in his current position as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner."
Providing For Consideration Of The Senate Amendment To H.R. 2146, Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act June 18, 2015
Louise Slaughter, D-NY
"I have a personal interest in it as a very good friend of mine, who had been pastor of Baber AME Church for decades in Rochester, left us to go to pastor that church and is still an elder there. So our hearts go out to all of them for all of the grief. We hope that we will see brighter days when people can go to a sanctuary place of worship in peace."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 160, Protect Medical Innovation Act Of 2015, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 1190, Protecting Seniors’ Access To Medicare Act Of 2015 June 17, 2015
Gus Bilirakis, R-FL
"The second roundtable featured healthcare providers. One participant was Lisa Novorska, CFO of Rochester Electro-Medical. Rochester Electro-Medical is a medical device manufacturer in my district, and it is a small business."

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