HONORING THE USS ``PITTSBURGH''; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 7
(Extensions of Remarks - January 13, 2020)

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                    HONORING THE USS ``PITTSBURGH''

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                            HON. CONOR LAMB

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, January 13, 2020

  Mr. LAMB. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the USS 
``Pittsburgh'' on its decommissioning on January 17, 2020.
  The USS Pittsburgh, a Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine, was 
launched on December 8, 1984 and commissioned on November 23, 1985. 
This submarine is the fourth ship to receive the name USS Pittsburgh 
and has long had a special relationship with the city through the Navy 
League Pittsburgh Council, the Submarine Veterans Association of 
Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Relief Crew.
  The USS Pittsburgh conducted submarine-launched Tomahawk missile 
attacks during both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom 
and completed many other missions vital to national security. In 
November 2017, the USS Pittsburgh completed its 1,000th dive, an 
achievement few boats carry.
  The USS Pittsburgh carries the fitting motto ``Heart of Steel'', 
which reminds me of the determination and passion of all Pittsburghers. 
Please join me in honoring the USS Pittsburgh for its nearly 35 years 
of service protecting U.S. interests around the world and all the 
remarkable crewmembers who have served aboard it during that time.

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