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                     HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY TO TSCPA

  (Mr. CONAWAY asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Texas 
Society of CPAs on their 100th birthday. As a lifetime member of the 
TSCPA and a past chairman of the Texas State Board of Public 
Accountancy, the TSCPA holds a special place in my heart.
  While not in plain view and often not recognized, CPAs are a special 
part of our communities. They do important oversight and regulation 
work that is integral to the functioning of our society. Bottom line, 
CPAs are essential for facilitating a thriving commercial system.
  Some important TSCPA initiatives include financial literacy education 
and financial preparation in the event of a disaster. Both of these 
outreach programs are designed to help the general public improve their 
lives. Simply put, TSCPA is teaching people how to fish. In a complex 
world, these financial skills will benefit them and their children for 
the rest of their lives.
  For 100 years, the TSCPA has been growing the profession, maintaining 
the profession's integrity, molding leaders, and helping others. Its 
growth is in the evidence of its success. Since its founding in 1915, 
the TSCPA has grown to 20 chapters and a membership of nearly 28,000 
  I am a proud member of the profession. I am proud to be a CPA, I am 
proud of my fellow CPAs, and I am proud of the TSCPA. I wish them happy 
birthday on their 100th birthday.