RECOGNITION OF EMPLOYEES OF THE OFFICERS AND 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...
(Extensions of Remarks - September 07, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 134 (Wednesday, September 7, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1209]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




 RECOGNITION OF EMPLOYEES OF THE OFFICERS AND 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 THE OFFICERS' AND 
                 INSPECTOR GENERAL'S TEAM PLAYER AWARD

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                         HON. CANDICE S. MILLER

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, September 7, 2016

  Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, Ranking Member Robert Brady and 
I stand today to 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 
and congratulate those 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 Officers' and Inspector 
General's Team Player Award.
  The House's most important asset is its extraordinary and dedicated 
employees, whose work, which is often behind the scenes, is essential 
to keeping the operations and services of the House running efficiently 
and effectively. The employees we acknowledge today are commended for 
their hard work, commitment, 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 possess 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 proficiently operating House support 
structure. These dedicated employees have accomplished many great 
things in a wide range of activities, and the House of Representatives, 
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 
450 years of service to the U.S. House of Representatives:
  Bernard E. Beidel, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Sherleen V. Boyde, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Thomas E. Coyne III, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Troy N. Derrington, Office of the Sergeant at Arms;
  Peggy Fields, Office of the Clerk;
  John A. Forgione, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Anthony W. Griffith, Office of the Sergeant at Arms;
  Michelle Jones, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Christopher W. Martin, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Lisbeth McBride-Chambers, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  James P. Muncy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Patricia A. Rouse, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  David P. Russell, Office of the Clerk;
  Barbara A. Smith, Office of the Sergeant at Arms;
  Clayton V. Williams, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  De'Shun Wimberly, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Nei F. Wu, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  James A. Yerge, 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.
  Kathleen M. Johnson, Office of the Clerk;
  Lisbeth McBride-Chambers, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Debessa M. Moore, Office of the Sergeant at Arms;
  Alexander S. Stewart, Jr., Office of Inspector General.
  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 distinguished award.
  Toinetta A. Bridgeforth, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer;
  Curt Coughlin, Office of the Sergeant at Arms;
  Robin Reeder, Office of the Clerk;
  Susan E. Simpson, Office of Inspector General.
  On behalf of the entire House community, I offer our congratulations 
and once again acknowledge 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, diverse skills, 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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