TRIBUTE TO ABBEY EUSEBIO; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 138
(Extensions of Remarks - August 23, 2019)

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                        TRIBUTE TO ABBEY EUSEBIO

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                       HON. JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, August 23, 2019

  Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Madam Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Abbey 
Eusebio, an incredible woman and dedicated public servant who has 
served on my staff as a Constituent Advocate for over 14 years. While I 
will soon lose Abbey as a staff member, she will always be part of my 
Team. I wish her continued success in her future endeavors but look 
forward to seeing her in the community as we continue to fight for 
inclusion and representation for all.
  Abbey has devoted her professional life to helping the most 
vulnerable members of our community. In her role as a Constituent 
Advocate, she assisted anyone who came in the door or called my office, 
helping them find resources and navigate government agencies that are 
all too often complex and unresponsive.
  Abbey has a well-earned reputation as an effective, compassionate and 
diligent member of my staff. She is thoughtful and tenacious as she 
pursues matters on behalf of constituents of the 9th Congressional 
District of Illinois. Over 14 years of service, Abbey provided 
extensive casework support to individual reaching out for help with 
immigration, housing, taxes, veterans' benefits, and a wide range of 
other issues. Her depth of knowledge and dogged persistence in tracking 
down necessary information from federal agencies has helped hundreds of 
residents who may have otherwise fallen through the cracks. Over her 
many years of service, Abbey collected ``regulars'' who would keep in 
touch and stop in to see her, and she would often receive word-of-mouth 
referrals from the community because of her amazing work and 
reputation.
  Abbey worked with other members of my staff to organize and run 
numerous events throughout the 9th Congressional District, and my staff 
and I could always trust that her work would be done in a complete and 
capable manner. She was often seen at several local libraries where she 
and other staff held weekly office hours, and she was always happy to 
converse with constituents.
  Abbey frequently spoke on my behalf when I was unable to attend 
community events, and she never failed to represent the office with 
gravitas and eloquence. She is a familiar and trusted face at many 
events in our vibrant Filipino community, where she is one of their 
strongest advocates.
  My staff and I will feel a distinct void when Abbey moves on to 
conduct outreach for the Illinois Attorney General's Office, but I know 
that she will continue to use her skills and many talents to assist 
residents throughout Illinois in the months and years ahead.
  I will miss Abbey, but I know that she will continue to do tremendous 
work in our community. I love her very much.

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