TRIBUTE TO CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA FUDGE; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 150
(House of Representatives - December 10, 2014)

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  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from 
North Carolina (Ms. Adams) for 5 minutes.
  Ms. ADAMS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor my friend and 
colleague, a distinguished congresswoman with a sweet name, Marcia 
Fudge, as her tenure as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus ends.
  First of all, I want to thank Marcia Fudge for welcoming me to 
Capitol Hill, for being such a good friend and mentor. In my short time 
in Congress, she has been an invaluable resource to me, and I truly 
appreciate that.
  As a servant of the people, I have long admired her as a woman for 
not just talking the talk, but for walking it, too.
  Secondly, I want to thank Marcia Fudge for her phenomenal leadership. 
She has successfully guided the Congressional Black Caucus in promoting 
some of the most pressing issues and concerns of the people in our 
communities. She has been the collective voice of the caucus, bringing 
light to necessary issues of social and economic justice.
  As we have seen with the recent events in the Michael Brown and Eric 
Garner cases, it is absolutely critical that we have a strong and 
collective voice to shed light on these injustices

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and to make positive change in our communities.
  She has certainly put the caucus on a solid foundation, which I know 
my North Carolina colleague, G.K. Butterfield, will continue.
  On behalf of the residents of North Carolina's 12th Congressional 
District, I salute Congresswoman Marcia Fudge on her great leadership 
as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and I say, ``Thank you, 
thank you, thank you.''