(Extensions of Remarks - September 08, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 135 (Thursday, September 8, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1224-E1225]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                         HON. CANDICE S. MILLER

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 8, 2016

  Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge and 
thank Ms. Tina Hanonu, who, after 31 years of dedicated service to the 
United States House of Representatives, retired August 5, 2016.
  Tina began her career in 1984 serving as an advisor and consultant to 
Representative Connie Morella and went on to become a senior systems 
administrator for Representative Sherwood Boehlert. Recognizing her 
technical know-how and proven ability to provide seamless customer 
solutions in the IT field, Ms. Hanonu was hired by the House's Chief 
Administrative Officer as a systems administrator for House Information 
Resources. During her tenure with House Information Resources, Ms. 
Hanonu was promoted multiple times and took on several important roles, 
including the Director of Technology Support, Assistant Chief 
Administrative Officer and then finally the Senior Advisor for the 
Transition to the 115th Congress.
  Having worked in various capacities on the Hill, Tina developed a 
comprehensive understanding of the House's complex IT needs and worked 
tirelessly to serve the House community. Tina's colleagues at the CAO 
and the countless congressional offices she worked with over the course 
of her three-decade career, not only praised her many skills, but also 
her upbeat attitude, positive approach to every problem and strong work 
ethic that cultivated strong relationships between Member offices and 
administrative House organizations.
  Ms. Hanonu's supervisor, Chief Information Officer Catherine 
Szpindor, praised Tina's ``deep commitment to the House and genuine 
love for the role she played in supporting the Member, Committee, and 
Leadership offices and CAO offices over her 31 year tenure.''
  Tina once said that despite her many years working on the Hill, she 
would get ``goosebumps every day'' when she saw the Capitol Dome. The 
privilege of working here at the Capitol was not lost on Ms. Hanonu and 
it showed every day. Mr. Speaker, I think it's clear that those who 
worked with Ms. Hanonu considered it a privilege to call her a 
colleague and a friend.
  On behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, I personally 
congratulate Tina on her retirement, and thank her for her outstanding 
dedication and contributions to this institution.

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