January 28, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 17 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
HONORING THE LIFE OF JUAN PABLO DUARTE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 17
(House of Representatives - January 28, 2019)
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[Page H1235] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING THE LIFE OF JUAN PABLO DUARTE (Mr. ESPAILLAT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. ESPAILLAT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Juan Pablo Duarte, the founding father of the Dominican Republic. Duarte was instrumental in the war of Dominican independence, and he fought for a liberal democracy. January 26, this past Saturday, marked Duarte's birthday, a day that is celebrated in the Dominican Republic as a national holiday, and Dominicans celebrated it across the world. Last week, I introduced H. Res. 64, which supports the ideals of Juan Pablo Duarte Day, and urges the recognition of this day in the United States, as many Dominican Americans celebrate here as well. This resolution is one of three I introduced last week to mark the beginning of Dominican Heritage Month to honor the Dominican American community in my district and across the country. Mr. Speaker, I ask that my many colleagues join me in recognizing this important day and the contributions of Dominican Americans across the United States. ____________________