(Extensions of Remarks - September 10, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1123]
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                        HON. JOHN H. RUTHERFORD

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  Mr. RUTHERFORD. Madam Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Ms. Victoria 
Warmouth for her exemplary dedication to duty and service as an Army 
Congressional Budget Liaison for the Assistant Secretary of the Army 
(Financial Management and Comptroller). Ms. Warmouth is transitioning 
from her present assignment to serve as a Legislative Liaison for the 
United States Forces Korea.
  Victoria is a proud native of Palm Harbor, Florida, which is located 
on the west coast of the state outside of Tampa. She earned a 
bachelor's degree in both Political Science and International Affairs 
at Florida State University, and a master's degree in International 
Affairs, Comparative and Regional Studies Europe from American 
University in Washington, D.C.
  Victoria has served in numerous positions during her professional 
career. She worked in the House of Representatives for over six years, 
primarily for the late Honorable C.W. Bill Young (R-FL-13), Chairman of 
the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee for Defense 
and Chairman Emeritus of the full House Appropriations Committee. 
During her time in Chairman Young's office, Victoria served in several 
different roles, including Legislative Assistant and Senior Policy 
Advisor. Victoria's primary responsibilities included managing the 
Appropriations Committee portfolio for six subcommittees, analyzing 
seventy-six department and agency budget requests in the President's 
budget submission, and developing legislative priorities on a wide 
portfolio of issues. Following Representative David W. Jolly's special 
election victory in March 2014, Victoria coordinated the opening of his 
Washington, D.C. office, submitting all of his Fiscal Year 2015 
appropriation requests and preparing new legislation that was 
introduced in the House of Representatives.
  In SAFM-BUL, Victoria served as the Congressional Analyst prior to 
her promotion to the Congressional Strategist. While serving as the 
Congressional Analyst, Victoria performed a variety of functions, 
including providing analytical and advisory support to senior Army 
management officials on the appropriations process and coordinating 
information provided to House and Senate Appropriations Committees. In 
her role as the Congressional Strategist, Victoria analyzes and 
synthesizes data from a variety of Army and congressional sources to 
develop measurable and comprehensive Congressional Engagement 
Strategies for Army senior leaders, including congressional marks 
appeals to advance the Army's appropriations priorities.
  Madam Speaker, it has been a genuine pleasure to work with Ms. 
Victoria Warmouth during my tenure on the House Appropriations 
Committee. On behalf of a grateful nation, I join my colleagues today 
in recognizing and commending Vicki for her service to our country, and 
we wish her all the best as she continues her service to the United