(Extensions of Remarks - July 27, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 127 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1069]
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                           HON. TONY CARDENAS

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, July 27, 2017

  Mr. CARDENAS. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I rise to 
recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Mr. Johnny Marines.
  Mr. Marines is actively involved in the betterment of his community, 
the Los Angeles region, and in neighborhoods across our great nation.
   Mr. Marines has been recognized by countless local leaders in both 
New York and California for his tremendous support to the community and 
dedication to assisting those in need.
   Mr. Marines, a native of the Lower East Side of New York, has been a 
great force in the rise of the popular Latin American group, Aventura 
and more recently, bachata star, Romeo Santos.
   Johnny Marines founded JME, a diversified entertainment and media 
company with ventures in integrating music, film, television and 
   Johnny has made it his mission to grow the number of opportunities 
for Latino musical artists to be successful and make an impact on the 
community that listens to these artists.
   Before becoming involved in the music industry, Mr. Marines 
dedicated his life to protecting and serving New York City residents. 
He attended John Jay College School of Criminal Justice until he was 
recruited by the NYPD on August 30, 1993.
   In March 1994, Johnny graduated from the New York Police Academy in 
the top 10 percent of his class. Mr. Marines was promoted to the rank 
of sergeant in March 2003, retiring with that rank in February 2009.
   He has not forgotten his humble roots and the neighborhood that had 
a profound impact on his upbringing.
   Mr. Marines has committed to dedicating his time and resources to 
give back to his community.
   Mr. Marines has worked with elected officials and music groups to 
provide holiday dinners to needy families, ship food and supplies to 
struggling families in the Dominican Republic, and visit sick children 
in hospitals in an effort to lift their spirits.
   Mr. Marines has led the way in helping others in California in the 
City and County of Los Angeles, focusing on assisting Angelenos with 
developmental disabilities.
   Mr. Marines has established himself as a leader and a charitable 
American utilizing his talents to create unique opportunities for all 
ages to thrive and impact the world.
   Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing Mr. 
Johnny Marines and applauding his contributions and philanthropic