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Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act September 15, 2014
Michael Fitzpatrick, R-PA
"I am almost certain that every Member of this Chamber knows that famous line that became the motto of Boys Town: “He ain’t heavy, Mister. He’s my brother.” That is what is said by an older lad, with a younger boy on his shoulders, in a logo adopted during the Second World War. All of us, surely, know the “Boys Town” movie, with Mickey Rooney, that won Spencer Tracy an Oscar for the role of Boys Town founder, Father Flanagan, but how many of us know that the organization that began in a rented, rundown Victorian mansion in central Omaha as Father Flanagan’s Home for Boys has grown to be one of the country’s largest nonprofit child care organizations, serving the emotional, behavioral, and physical problems of children and their families—as many as 2 million people each year? Or that it operates throughout the country, in 12 major sites, from California to south Florida to New England, and even here in the District of Columbia?"
Recognizing The Sister Cities Of Oxnard, California And Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico July 17, 2014
Julia Brownley, D-CA
"I would like to recognize all members of the Oxnard Sister City Committee, including Officers: Mary Anne Rooney, President; Debra Cordes, Vice President; JoAnn Oliveras, Secretary; and Teresa Ramos, Treasurer; and Directors: Allison Cordes; Marsha Cordes; Dorian Guerrero; Priscilla Herrera; Adela L. Lambert; and Ben Wada."
H.R. 4870, Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 July 3, 2014
John Larson, D-CT
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to raise an issue for consideration as we move towards conference on this bill. When we considered the NDAA several weeks ago, an amendment that I submitted with Mr. Rooney of Florida was adopted by voice vote to ensure that TRICARE beneficiaries with developmental disabilities have access to behavioral health treatment, specifically a therapy known as applied behavior analysis, or ABA."
H.R. 1098, H.R. 1281, H.R. 4080, H.R. 3548, And H.R. 4631 June 30, 2014
Henry Waxman, D-CA
"H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014, extends surveillance and research activities for traumatic brain injuries (or TBI), as well as other programs for TBI services and supports overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services. I represent the nation’s largest Veterans Affairs health facility—the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. TBI is one of many complex health problems affecting the veteran community served by this facility. I am pleased that we were able to include a provision in the bill that calls on HHS and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to report on their progress in coordinating TBI efforts for current and former members of the military. I also want to commend the sponsors of the legislation, Congressman Pascrell and Congressman Rooney, for their work on this issue."
Lowering Gasoline Prices To Fuel An America That Works Act Of 2014 June 26, 2014
Joe Barton, R-TX
"Jeff Flake, our Senator from Arizona, stepped on third on a hard smash and made a throw to Mr. Rooney at first base for a double play. We threw a man out at the plate. Mr. Shimkus came in as a relief pitcher and shut the Democrats down for several innings. So we had some bright spots."

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