(House of Representatives - June 20, 2012)

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  (Mr. DOLD asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. DOLD. Madam Speaker, I join with many others in the greater 
Chicago area in recognizing the life and recent passing of a 
tremendously respected, selfless, and inspirational leader in our 
community--Richard Schoenstadt.
  Richard, no doubt, made a difference in this world with his tireless 
dedication to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship. His sweeping 
passion and energy for pro-Israel advocacy set a very high bar, which 
both elevated and advanced the commitment of so many good people to 
pro-Israel causes.
  Richard believed in engagement and activism, and he lived his life 
knowing there was only one way to do things--the right way. He served 
his community as an outstanding example of leadership and earned a 
reputation as a brilliant and committed mentor to many, many people.
  Like so many who were lucky to know him, I feel I was given a special 
gift in Richard's friendship. My thoughts and prayers go out to his 
family--his wife, Cindy, his daughters, Carly and Kate, and the entire 
extended Schoenstadt family.
  May his memory continue to inspire us all to action, and may we in 
this Congress now and forever remain dedicated to advancing the 
principles that Richard Schoenstadt so proudly stood and fought for 
throughout his life.