(Extensions of Remarks - May 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E696]
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                          HON. SPENCER BACHUS

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                          Friday, May 17, 2013

  Mr. BACHUS. Mr. Speaker, in Congress, there are some legislative 
staff professionals who are known for their policy expertise. Others 
are recognized for their ability to build political alliances and move 
legislation. Still others are noted for their ability to manage a staff 
and develop relationships. It is rare to find all of those qualities in 
a single staff member, but I have been most fortunate to have one in 
Warren Tryon.
  As Warren prepares to leave Capitol Hill after 20 years of public 
service, I am pleased to have this opportunity to publicly express my 
gratitude for his advice, loyalty, and friendship. Warren has a keen 
insight into the inner workings of the House, the movement of 
legislation, and the way Members think and achieve their goals. The 
privilege that I was given to serve as Chairman of the House Financial 
Services Committee would not have happened without the contributions 
that Warren made to my talented staff team.
  Warren joined me in 2000 and his loyal service has spanned some of 
the most momentous events in our nation's financial sector since the 
1930s: 9/11, the accounting scandals at Enron and other major 
companies, and the financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent legislative 
response. He performed with distinction as my Deputy Chief of Staff on 
the Financial Services Committee. Warren's ability to learn about an 
issue, seek out all opinions, and provide me with his honest opinion 
served this Congress and our nation well during these stressful times.
  Warren can take pride in his role in helping to pass hallmark 
legislation including federal deposit insurance reform, the Fair and 
Accurate Credit Transactions Act, the money laundering provisions in 
the PATRIOT Act, Check 21, and the JOBS Act.
  Warren's personal story is both fascinating and uniquely American. 
The son of a U.S. diplomat, Warren spent a portion of his early 
childhood in Thailand. Raised in a family of Democrats, like many young 
people in the early 1980s he was inspired by the leadership and 
conservatism of President Ronald Reagan. His journey took him from 
being a Republican student leader at the University of Vermont to 
presidential campaign work and then legislative staff work for Senator 
Slade Gordon, Representative Linda Smith, and Representative Rick Hill.
  But a listing of resume accomplishments, impressive as they are, 
cannot begin to capture Warren's pure inimitability. With a distinctive 
laugh that ought to be trademarked and the seeming ability to be in 
three places at the same time, Warren has sometimes been referred to--
only partly in jest--as the ``mayor'' of Capitol Hill. There are 
Members of Congress, myself included who would like to have his name 
recognition.. What this speaks to, in a serious vein, is his ability to 
form personal friendships across any line, his reputation for always 
being willing to provide help and offer advice, and the fact that he is 
just a fun person to be around.
  As Warren prepares for a new chapter in his career, I know that his 
delightful wife Emily and his entire family are justifiably proud of 
his achievements. The great admiration that he has earned from so many 
in the Capitol Hill community is a reminder that, whatever, the policy 
and political divisions, Congress is still a place where personal 
relationships matter. When you treat others with respect, civility, and 
friendship, it comes back your way many times over.