SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 60
(Senate - April 08, 2019)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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    SENATE RESOLUTION 147--HONORING THE MEMORY OF JEREIMA ``JERI'' 
          BUSTAMANTE ON THE 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HER PASSING

  Mr. SCOTT of Florida (for himself and Mr. Rubio) submitted the 
following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 147

       Whereas Jereima ``Jeri'' Bustamante (referred to in this 
     preamble as ``Jeri Bustamante'') lived the American Dream;
       Whereas, after moving from Panama to the United States with 
     her family, Jeri Bustamante--
       (1) attended Miami Beach Senior High School; and
       (2) earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and Media 
     Sciences and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from 
     Florida International University;

       Whereas Jeri Bustamante had a tireless work ethic and a 
     passion for communication, and paid for her education by 
     working while enrolled in school;
       Whereas that tireless work ethic and passion for 
     communication propelled Jeri Bustamante to professional 
     success, beginning with an internship at a Miami television 
     station and culminating in a period of service as press 
     secretary to Florida Governor Rick Scott;
       Whereas the enthusiasm, compassion, tenacity, and vibrant 
     energy of Jeri Bustamante are greatly missed by her family, 
     friends, and coworkers;
       Whereas the spirit of Jeri Bustamante lives on through the 
     Jereima Bustamante Memorial Scholarship, which aims to help 
     graduates of Miami Beach Senior High School achieve their 
     goals and pursue the American Dream through a college 
     education; and
       Whereas April 8, 2019, marks 1 year since the life of Jeri 
     Bustamante was tragically cut short in a fatal boating 
     accident: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) honors the life and memory of Jereima ``Jeri'' 
     Bustamante (referred to in this resolving clause as ``Jeri 
     Bustamante'');
       (2) offers heartfelt condolences to the family, loved ones, 
     and friends of Jeri Bustamante;
       (3) recognizes that living the American Dream remains 
     possible for any individual who, following the example of 
     Jeri Bustamante, works hard to pursue and achieve a goal; and
       (4) encourages the recipients of the Jereima Bustamante 
     Memorial Scholarship to carry on the legacy of Jeri 
     Bustamante.

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