(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E132]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                       HONORING MILTON BRONSTEIN


                         HON. JAMES R. LANGEVIN

                            of rhode island

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, February 2, 2017

  Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, there are so many ways to describe Mr. 
Milton Bronstein. He is a kind and generous person, who is always 
willing to lend a hand when he sees a friend in need. He is a committed 
and hardworking public servant who puts service above self. He is a 
capable and respected labor leader who dedicated much of his life to 
improving conditions for Rhode Island workers. He was a devoted husband 
to his late wife, Claire. He is a wonderful father to Harvey, Andrew, 
and Cindy.
  And to me and to so many other Rhode Islanders, Milton--who today 
turns 100 years old--is a steadfast and dependable friend.
  Milton's career started in the Department of Treasury, where he would 
remain for three decades. He is perhaps best known, however, for his 
work as a labor organizer, serving as the first president of Rhode 
Island's AFSCME Chapter, Council 94. Countless laborers in my home 
state of Rhode Island are better off thanks to his tireless work, and 
when you speak to labor organizers today, it is clear that Milton has 
set the gold standard of how to effectively lead. After stepping down 
as Council 94 president, Milton jumped right back into action, serving 
as the retiree chapter's vice president until he retired just last year 
at the age of 99. Even today, at 100 years old, Milton remains a 
trusted mentor and adviser to many in the labor movement and in public 
  I want to wish a very happy birthday to Milton as he celebrates 100 
years of a life well lived. Milton, has been a changemaker in our state 
and in the lives of those of us who have been lucky enough to know him 
and work with him. I cannot thank him enough for his service and for 
his support through the years. Rhode Island owes him a debt of 
gratitude. Happy birthday.