IN RECOGNITION OF THE ARAB AMERICAN COMMUNITY DURING ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
(Extensions of Remarks - April 05, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 59 (Wednesday, April 5, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E464]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




  IN RECOGNITION OF THE ARAB AMERICAN COMMUNITY DURING ARAB AMERICAN 
                             HERITAGE MONTH

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                          HON. DEBBIE DINGELL

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  Mrs. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Arab 
American community during Arab American Heritage Month. Arab Americans 
embody the core values of our country through their initiative, work 
ethic and dedication to faith and family, and their contributions to 
the United States are worthy of commendation.
  April is widely recognized as Arab American Heritage Month, and it is 
important that we acknowledge the vital role that this community plays 
in our country's civic life. According to the Arab American Institute, 
almost four million Arab Americans live and work through the United 
States, with a variety of backgrounds and cultures. These individuals 
have made vital contributions across a variety of fields, including 
medicine, business and government. Arab Americans represent individuals 
from all backgrounds and walks of life, and their family values, strong 
work ethic, dedication to education, and diversity in faith and creed 
that have added strength to our great democracy.
  I am fortunate to represent one of the largest Arab American 
communities in the country in Dearborn, Michigan. Dearborn is a diverse 
blue-collar city that is home to a branch of the world-class University 
of Michigan and an iconic American auto company in Ford Motor Company, 
and the Arab American community continues to play a key role in their 
successes and other endeavors in the city. These hard-working 
individuals exemplify the values that make America great, and we must 
continue to recognize the heritage and contributions of the Arab 
American community to the United States. During Arab American Heritage 
Month, it is my hope that the contributions of Arab Americans 
throughout the country will be given the recognition and acclaim that 
they deserve.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring the Arab 
American community and their accomplishments during Arab American 
Heritage Month. Their positive impact on the United States' civic life 
is deserving of recognition.

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