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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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A Tribute To Barbara Ferris—28Th Congressional District Woman Of The Year March 14, 2014
Adam Schiff, D-CA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Women’s History Month. Each year, we pay special tribute to the contributions and sacrifices made by our nation’s women. It is an honor to pay homage to outstanding women who are making a difference in my Congressional District. I would like to recognize a remarkable woman, Barbara Ferris of Los Feliz. Ms. Ferris is the Managing Director of Symphony In The Glen (SIG), which she co-founded in 1994 with Arthur B. Rubinstein, a renowned film and television composer. Since the organization’s founding, Ms. Ferris has fostered cooperative relationships with city agencies, managed the organization’s finances, spearheaded fundraising efforts, and reviewed the day-to-day operations that helped shape the vibrant, thematic programming that SIG audiences have come to expect. Ms. Ferris also developed SIG‘s pre-concert child/parent activities to introduce children to basic musical concepts such as how to play notes, how to conduct an orchestra, and how to recognize different instruments in the orchestra. Through her work organizing free concerts with Symphony In The Glen, Ms. Ferris has been instrumental in fulfilling the organization’s mission of cultivating new generations of classical music enthusiasts. Concerts were held at the Old Zoo at Griffith Park, on the lawn of the Griffith Observatory, and at the Los Angeles Zoo. This year Symphony In The Glen also coordinated the fourth annual “EEK! at The Greek,” a community Halloween celebration held in collaboration with the Greek Theatre and Nederlander Concerts. In addition to her work at SIG, Ms. Ferris is also an avid participant in civic life. She has long been involved with the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council and served a four-year term as Vice President of Administration. In 2011, Ms. Ferris was elected to the Board of the Los Feliz Improvement Association, which is the oldest residents’ association in Los Angeles. I ask all Members to join me in honoring an exceptional woman of California’s 28th Congressional District, Barbara Ferris."
Additional Statements February 11, 2013
Dean Heller, R-NV
"Anthony, an eighth grader at Sig Rogich Middle School in Las Vegas, NV, has been a committed volunteer for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, FAAN, for the past 3 years. He has been raising both money and awareness to help those who, like him, suffer from food allergies. Anthony’s motivation to work on behalf of others who share his condition is inspiring. "
Honoring And Celebrating The Accomplishments Of Sig Sanchez February 4, 2013
Zoe Lofgren, D-CA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to acknowledge and honor Sig Sanchez."
100Th Birthday Of Ronald Reagan February 7, 2011
Harry Reid, D-NV
"It was a very important piece of legislation, but I got it passed. I got it passed here. Then it went to the House and got passed. Again, President Reagan’s advisers recommended he veto that bill. Part of it was because of who pushed the legislation through. But President Reagan knew how important it was to Lake Tahoe, and one of his assistants, Sig Rogich, talked to him. Sig is a long-time Nevadan, worked very closely with President Reagan and with President Bush, and he talked to him about this important legislation. It was not vetoed. He signed this bill in spite of people recommending that this not be signed."
Text Of Amendments May 6, 2010
John McCain, R-AZ
"It establishes a Senate-confirmed special inspector general within the Government Accountability Office with responsibility for investigating and reporting to Congress on decisions made with respect to the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The SIG would provide quarterly reports to Congress."

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