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HONORING LIEUTENANT COMMANDER STEPHANIE MORRISON, U.S. COAST GUARD, FOR HER SERVICE AS DEPUTY LIAISON TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
(Extensions of Remarks - June 26, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING LIEUTENANT COMMANDER STEPHANIE MORRISON, U.S. COAST GUARD, FOR 
     HER SERVICE AS DEPUTY LIAISON TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                 ______
                                 

                            HON. RICK LARSEN

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  Mr. LARSEN of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 
service, dedication and professionalism of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) 
Stephanie Morrison, who has served as the Coast Guard's Deputy Liaison 
to the House of Representatives from August 2009 through June 2012. The 
consummate professional, LCDR Morrison exemplified the Coast Guard's 
motto ``Semper Paratus'' or Always Ready, as she coordinated staff and 
Member briefings, worked with Committee staff and Coast Guard 
leadership to prepare for critical operations, acquisitions, and policy 
hearings, and helped respond to hundreds of constituent issues from 
around the country. She was an integral part of the Coast Guard's 
Congressional Affairs team that supported my Subcommittee's efforts in 
the passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, and has 
continued to be an invaluable resource as we move forward to support 
the Coast Guard's vital recapitalization and modernization efforts 
during the 112th Congress. In addition to her numerous duties and 
responsibilities here in Washington, D.C., LCDR Morrison also deployed 
to the Gulf Coast in the Spring of 2010 during the Deepwater Horizon 
oil spill response, where she assisted numerous congressional staff and 
Members of Congress with detailed briefings and site visits, which were 
vital to Congress' ability to execute its oversight responsibilities 
during this tragic event.
  As the Ranking Member of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation 
Subcommittee, I am honored to represent the fine women and men of the 
United States Coast Guard not only from my District, but everyone who 
has accepted the challenge and endured the sacrifice necessary to 
serve. The men and women who serve as Congressional Liaisons take on a 
particularly difficult challenge; one which can easily be overlooked 
but is nonetheless as important to the success of the Coast Guard as 
the cutter and aircraft crews who protect our waterways every day. I 
would like to thank LCDR Morrison for her dedication and service in 
this challenging position. She has been a tremendous help to me and my 
staff, and I wish her well as she transitions to her new assignment as 
the Chief of Waterways Management at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore.

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