November 2, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 176 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
RECOGNIZING PETE BUTLER; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 176
(Extensions of Remarks - November 02, 2018)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1493] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RECOGNIZING PETE BUTLER ______ HON. JEFF DENHAM of california in the house of representatives Friday, November 2, 2018 Mr. DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Pete Butler for his dedicated service as a Wounded Warrior Fellow in my district office. In 2002, Pete graduated from Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon. He soon found his calling and devoted his life to serving his country in the United States Army. Pete enlisted in 2007, serving two tours in Afghanistan. He earned many commendations and accolades, including a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and a Combat Infantry Badge. After retiring from the U.S. Army in November 2014, Pete settled down in Turlock, California with his wife, Stephanie, and children, PJ and Brayden. In 2015, he started work at Starbucks as a Store Assistant Manager. At the same time, he stayed busy attending classes at California State University of Stanislaus, where he intends to obtain his Bachelor's of Science in Political Science. Driven by a desire to continue serving his country, Pete applied for a position with the Wounded Warrior Fellowship and joined our team. He served as a liaison to veterans' communities in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. Pete was a tremendous asset, advocating on behalf of these brave men and women. He helped provide strong oversight over the French Camp VA Hospital project, which will benefit veterans in our district and surrounding areas. In addition to his other duties, Pete played an integral role working with our flood control agencies, including the successful authorization of the Lower San Joaquin Chief's Report. The project aims to reduce the overall flood risk for over 50,000 residents around the San Joaquin River in California's Central Valley. Although Pete will be sorely missed by all, including the rest of the staff, Team Denham wishes him the best in his next endeavor. Mr. Speaker, please join me in congratulating Pete Butler on his new position and recognizing him for his faithful service during his time with my office. ____________________