HONORING MR. TOM DeBLASS
(Extensions of Remarks - November 19, 2015)

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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 171 (Thursday, November 19, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1658]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                        HONORING MR. TOM DeBLASS

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                         HON. THOMAS MacARTHUR

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, November 19, 2015

  Mr. MacARTHUR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Mr. Tom DeBlass of 
New Jersey's Third Congressional District, and to express my sincerest 
commendation as to all of his accomplishments.
  Mr. DeBlass has been named to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of 
Fame as a Grappler. He has won titles such as the Pan American and 
World Championships. Beyond his personal feats on the mat, Mr. DeBlass 
has devoted his time to giving back to his community by opening his own 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy.
  Mr. DeBlass has used his expertise to produce his own world champion 
students. He has created a legacy of martial arts success in his 
community and has given young athletes the opportunity to develop and 
excel.
  Mr. Speaker, the people of New Jersey's Third Congressional District 
are tremendously proud to have Mr. Tom DeBlass as an involved member of 
their community. It is my honor to recognize both his personal athletic 
accomplishments and his lasting contributions to our community before 
the United States House of Representatives.

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