HONORING THE SERVICE OF KIMBERLY HAMM; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 57
(Extensions of Remarks - April 02, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                           HON. NANCY PELOSI

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  Ms. PELOSI. Madam Speaker, together, Leader McCarthy and I would like 
to take this opportunity to recognize Kimberly Hamm, who is departing 
the House to become a Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the 
Securities and Exchange Commission.
  Ms. Hamm has served with great integrity and effectiveness in the 
House's Office of General Counsel for more than four years, as an 
Assistant and an Associate General Counsel. During her tenure, Ms. Hamm 
played a critical role in safeguarding the legal interests of the House 
of Representatives, its Members, Officers and employees, particularly 
in connection with federal court litigation involving issues of the 
highest institutional importance.
  Specifically, Ms. Hamm provided invaluable legal counsel and 
representation to many of the Committees of the House, greatly 
assisting them in fulfilling their constitutionally-authorized 
oversight roles, protecting confidential committee communications with 
the Executive Branch from disclosure, and defending the House's 
oversight and investigative prerogatives when challenged in litigation.
  In addition, Ms. Hamm provided frequent and vital legal advice to the 
institutional offices of the House, assisting with the development and 
implementation of numerous internal procedures, improving mechanisms 
for executing legal requirements and defending long-standing 
institutional norms, including the right of the House to open each 
legislative day with a prayer.
  Ms. Hamm's work on behalf of the House has been of the highest 
caliber and I am confident that the Chairman of the Securities and 
Exchange Commission will benefit from her exceptional policy knowledge 
and legal counsel. On behalf of the entire House community, Leader 
McCarthy and I thank Ms. Hamm for her dedicated service, and wish for 
her the very best in all her future endeavors.