RECOGNITION OF EMPLOYEES OF THE OFFICERS AND THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WITH 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE HOUSE AND RECIPIENTS OF THE HOUSE EMPLOYEE EXCELLENCE AWARD...
(Extensions of Remarks - September 08, 2015)

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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 128 (Tuesday, September 8, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1213]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]





 RECOGNITION OF EMPLOYEES OF THE OFFICERS AND THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF 
THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WITH 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE HOUSE 
 AND RECIPIENTS OF THE HOUSE EMPLOYEE EXCELLENCE AWARD AND TEAM PLAYER 
                                 AWARD

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                         HON. CANDICE S. MILLER

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, Ranking Member Robert Brady and 
I rise today to congratulate and recognize the outstanding employees of 
the Officers (Clerk of the House, Sergeant at Arms, and Chief 
Administrative Officer) and the Inspector General of the U.S. House of 
Representatives who have reached the milestone of 25 years of service 
to the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the recipients of the 
House Employee Excellence Award and Team Player Award.
  The House's most important asset is its dedicated and exceptional 
employees, whose work, which is often behind the scenes, is vital in 
keeping the operations and services of the House running smoothly and 
efficiently. The employees we recognize today are acknowledged and 
commended for their hard work, dedication, professionalism, teamwork, 
support of House Members and their staffs and constituents, and for 
their contributions day-in and day-out to the overall operations of the 
House. These employees have a wide range of responsibilities and skills 
that support the legislative process, ensure the security of the 
institution, maintain our technology and service infrastructure, and 
contribute to a more effective and efficiently operating House support 
structure. They have accomplished many great things in a wide range of 
activities, and the House of Representatives and its Members, staff, 
and the American public is better served because of them.
  We recognize and honor the individuals named below for 25 years of 
dedicated service to the House. Collectively, this group has provided 
350 years of service to the U.S. House of Representatives:
  Keith S. Brown, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  Pamela L. Brown, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
   Mona S. Burnett, Office of the Sergeant of Arms.
   Ed Cassidy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  Mark Dobbins, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  Daniel S. Hall, Office of the Clerk.
  Patrick A. Hirsch, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  Araceli Jennings, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  Tara A. Kelley, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  Timothy Magruder, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  Charles E. Powell, Jr., Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  Robin Richter, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  Randy Rogerson, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  David Tonizzo, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  We also recognize and congratulate the House employees receiving the 
Employee Excellence Award. This is a merit-based award, given to an 
employee from each House Officer organization, and the Office of 
Inspector General. Selected employees exhibited outstanding overall job 
performance and displayed a willingness to go above and beyond the call 
of duty for their organization throughout the last year. We honor the 
individuals named below for receiving this prestigious award.
  Melissa K. Franger and John F. Looney, III, Office of the Sergeant at 
Arms.
  Kevin Hanrahan, Office of the Clerk.
  Michael A. Howard, Office of Inspector General.
  David E. McKittrick, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  And finally, we recognize and congratulate several House employees 
being presented the Team Player Award. This award recognizes the value 
the House Officers and Inspector General place on working 
collaboratively across House organizations to strengthen and protect 
the U.S. House of Representatives. These awardees have demonstrated a 
collaborative attitude, commitment to achieving team objectives, 
respect and support of their teammates, and dedication to the 
betterment of House operations. We honor the individuals named below 
for receiving this notable award.
  Alison M. Trulock, Office of the Clerk.
  Kevin C. Cornell and Donna K. Wolfgang, Office of Inspector General.
  James J. Kaelin, Office of the Sergeant at Arms.
  Kevin N. Chambers, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
  On behalf of the entire House community, I extend our congratulations 
and once again recognize and thank these employees for their 
professionalism and commitment to the U.S. House of Representatives as 
a whole, and in particular to their respective House Officers, the 
Inspector General, and collaboratively across these organizations. 
Their long hours, hard work, and team spirit are invaluable, and their 
years of unwavering service, dedication, and commitment to the House 
set an example for their colleagues and other employees who will follow 
in their footsteps. I celebrate our honorees, and I am proud to stand 
before you and the nation on their behalf to recognize the importance 
of their public service.

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