(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E740]
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                          HON. JOHN A. BOEHNER

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. BOEHNER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the House of 
Representatives to pay tribute to Kerri Hanley, Deputy Sergeant at 
Arms, on the occasion of her retirement on June 30, 2013. Kerri Hanley 
has served the people's House with distinction since 1988, and her 
sound leadership, extensive institutional knowledge, and trusted 
guidance have been heavily relied upon by two Sergeants at Arms, House 
Leadership and Officers, and Members of Congress alike.
  Kerri Hanley--a native of America's heartland, Mitchell, South 
Dakota--began her 25 years of service to the House of Representatives 
in 1988 with the Republican Leader of the House, Robert H. Michel of 
Illinois. She left the House briefly in 1989, to serve as Confidential 
Assistant to the Administrator, United States General Services 
Administration. However, she soon returned to the Office of the 
Republican Leader in August 1989, to serve as Deputy Press Secretary. 
In 1994, Leader Michel promoted her to Press Secretary and she remained 
in that position until he retired from the House of Representatives in 
January 1995. Hanley then joined the staff of incoming Sergeant at Arms 
Wilson Livingood as Executive Assistant. In January 2001, she was 
appointed Deputy Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of 
Representatives. As Deputy Sergeant at Arms, Ms. Hanley serves as chief 
of staff and together with the Sergeant at Arms she is responsible for 
the overall planning, organization, and implementation of all of the 
office's activities.
  Kerri's commitment to this institution is second to none, clearly 
demonstrated by the variety of highly trusted positions she has held 
while serving the House of Representatives. Her keen insight and a 
practical, hands-on approach to problem solving, are the hallmarks of a 
consummate professional. Her natural sense of calm and whenever needed, 
a dose of good humor in stressful situations, have helped her to 
provide effective leadership and guidance during some of the most 
challenging times in this institution's history--in particular, 9/11 
and the anthrax incident. Her tireless work over the years has helped 
shape the Office of the Sergeant at Arms into one of the most respected 
support organizations in Congress. She has much to be proud of as she 
reflects on her long and distinguished career, during which she has 
earned the respect and admiration of her peers.
  I know her husband Jon--a long-time Capitol Guide Service employee 
who recently retired--and their two children, Christopher and Keli, are 
very proud of all of her accomplishments. While we are certainly sorry 
to see Kerri go, I am hopeful she will now be able to devote far more 
time to all of them in the months and years to come.
  Please join me in commending the outstanding service of Kerri Hanley 
to the Congress of the United States and congratulating her on her 
retirement. On behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives we wish you 
well in all your future endeavors.