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Congratulating Berlinda Tyler-Jamison On Her Retirement March 4, 2015
Cheri Bustos, D-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate my friend Berlinda Tyler-Jamison on her retirement from UnityPoint Health-Trinity after 28 years. During her time at UnityPoint she created programs like “Stylin’ Against Breast Cancer” and the “Trinity Golf Tournament,” which annually raise tens of thousands of dollars for their important causes. Berlinda’s hard work has extended beyond her professional career. She dedicates her time to the Rock Island community as the president of the county branch of the NAACP and has served on the Rock Island Planning Commission as well as on the boards for MetroLINK and Arrowhead Ranch. Over the years, Berlinda’s commitment to creating a more diverse and welcoming community has never faltered. Even now as she prepares for this next part of her life, she plans to remain active and involved in bettering our community in Rock Island County. Her passion for serving others is truly outstanding. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank Berlinda for everything she has given the Rock Island community and congratulate her on her well-deserved retirement. I have faith that her future endeavors will be successful."
Providing For Congressional Disapproval Of A Rule Submitted By The National Labor Relations Board March 3, 2015
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Last year at this time workers at the Rock River Academy and Residential Center in Rockford, IL, wanted to form a union. Rock River provides mental health and educational services for young girls with emotional disabilities. The workers didn’t like the working conditions in the workplace, the short staffing and stagnant wages. They wanted to work together to address these problems and to do a better job. They quickly signed up a majority of their coworkers and filed a petition with the NLRB office in Peoria. From the outset, the workers felt the employers at the facility were trying to do everything they could to stop this election. The delay in finalizing a union gave the residential center time to wage an aggressive anti-union campaign."
Carter Nomination February 12, 2015
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"As part of the discussion, I was pleased to hear his appreciation for the organic industrial base of the Department of Defense, especially one near and dear to my heart, the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois."
Keystone Xl Pipeline Act January 28, 2015
John Hoeven, R-ND
"Compare all of this to a pipeline that was built 50 years ago and laid on the floor of a river—versus a pipeline now, where if they have to cross a river, they use directional drilling. So they go down 25 feet below the river and put the pipe 25 feet down in the rock below the river, versus older pipelines that were just laid in there. Again, this is the new technology—the new safeguards."
In Honor Of 2015 Nascar Hall Of Fame Inductee Bill Elliott January 26, 2015
Richard Hudson, R-NC
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and congratulate racing legend Bill Elliott upon his induction into the sixth class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. There is a rhyme that holds true about this inductee, “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.” The Dawsonville, Georgia, native got his first career win at the 1976 Carolina 500 at “The Rock” in Rockingham, North Carolina. In fact, Bill reached victory lane six times at tracks within North Carolina’s 8th congressional district. These wins are just a small part of one of the greatest careers in NASCAR history. In 1985, Elliott won the first “Winston Million” in NASCAR history by winning three of four races in NASCAR’s then “Grand Slam.” In that season, he won the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, the Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, and the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. He is one of only two drivers in the Winston Million era to ever accomplish this feat and for being the first to accomplish it he was given the nickname “Million Dollar Bill.” In 1988, Elliott earned NASCAR’s Winston Cup championship. His win total of 44 ranks him in the top 20 all-time NASCAR Cup Series winners and Elliott also garnered 16 Most Popular Driver Awards during his illustrious career. It is a true honor to congratulate him on his due induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame."

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