April 2, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 57 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
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] [Page E385] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING THE SERVICE OF KIMBERLY HAMM ______ 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. ____________________