AWARDS, MEDALS, PRIZES

Amendments

Dept. of Labor: create a tiered awards program recognizing meaningful and verifiable efforts by employers to recruit, employ, and retain veterans (H.R. 244), S1896, S1897 [21MR]

Appointments

Congressional Award Board, H2331 [22MR]

Medal of Valor Review Board, H1113 [13FE]

Bills and resolutions

Ali, Muhammad: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 791), H875 [1FE]

Armed Forces: authorize the award of a Cold War service medal to members who served honorably during the Cold War era (see H.R. 1419), H1594 [7MR]

___facilitate replacement of military decorations for relatives of deceased members (see H.R. 406), H298 [10JA]

___provide penalties for the sale of any Purple Heart awarded to a member of the Armed Forces (see S. 765), S2099 [29MR] (see H.R. 544), H544 [13JA]

Bearss, Edwin C.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 1225), H1354 [27FE]

Black History Month: support goals and ideals and honor the contributions of African-American Medal of Honor recipients (see H. Res. 134), H1302 [16FE]

Booker, Simeon: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 812), H876 [1FE]

Dept. of Labor: create a tiered awards program recognizing meaningful and verifiable efforts by employers to recruit, employ, and retain veterans (see S. 438), S1396 [16FE] (see H.R. 244), H94 [4JA]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: grant eligibility for Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Program to members of the Armed Forces awarded the Purple Heart (see S. 882), S2425 [4AP] (see H.R. 1379), H1592 [7MR]

Doby, Lawrence E.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see S. 802), S2175 [3AP] (see H.R. 1861), H2628 [3AP]

Edmonds, Rodrick: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see S. 352), S1129 [13FE] (see H.R. 1142), H1299 [16FE]

Korea, Republic of: direct certain U.S. actions relative to recognizing service and sacrifice of the Korean Constabulary (see H.R. 1383), H1592 [7MR]

Megellas, James: award Medal of Honor (see S. 238), S489 [30JA] (see H.R. 751), H745 [30JA]

Miller, Doris: award Medal of Honor posthumously (see H.R. 834), H944 [2FE]

___reconsider merits of awarding the Medal of Honor posthumously relative to possible racial bias in original decision to award the Navy Cross (see H. Con. Res. 19), H945 [2FE]

National Purple Heart Hall of Honor: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 1683), H2348 [22MR]

Paul, Alice: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 967), H1082 [7FE]

Sadat, Anwar: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see S. 266), S594 [1FE] (see H.R. 754), H818 [31JA]

Taxation: provide an exclusion from gross income for AmeriCorps educational awards (see H.R. 1165), H1300 [16FE] (see H.R. 1602), H2182 [17MR]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: reauthorize Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and certain conservation funds and establish prize competitions on wildlife and endangered species protection and invasive species management (see S. 826), S2215 [4AP]

Vietnamese Conflict: extend the Vietnam Service Medal to veterans who participated in the S.S.

Mayaguez rescue (see H.R. 1788), H2558 [29MR]

World War II: award a Congressional Gold Medal to 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) known as ``Merrill's Marauders'' for bravery and service in the jungles of Burma (see H.R. 667), H684 [24JA]

___award a Congressional Gold Medal to troops who defended Bataan (see S. 890), S2449 [7AP]

___award a Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. military personnel who fought in the Pacific theater and who died or were imprisoned by the Japanese military (see S. 450), S1447 [27FE]

___award a Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. nationals who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force or Royal Air Force (see H.R. 1553), H2082 [15MR]

Lists

Burke, VA, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept., award recipients, E447 [4AP]

Burke, VA, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept., board of directors and officers, E447 [4AP]

Dale City, VA, Civic Association community award recipients, E233 [27FE]

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Dept., Bronze Medal of Valor Award recipients, E474 [6AP]

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Dept., Lifesaving Award recipients, E474 [6AP]

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fairfax County Office of the Sheriff Certificate of Valor Award recipients, E443 [4AP]

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fairfax County Office of the Sheriff Lifesaving Award recipients, E443 [4AP]

Washington (DC) Post Prince William County, VA, Schools Principal of the Year Award nominees, E235 [27FE]

Washington (DC) Post Prince William County, VA, Schools Teacher of the Year Award nominees, E234 [27FE]

Remarks in House

Aaron, Henry L.: Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association Inc., Humanitarian Award recipient, E210 [16FE]

Abo Group, Inc.: West Chamber (organization) Minority-Owned Business of the Year Award recipient, E185 [14FE]

Adams, James A.: St. Helena, CA, Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Year award recipient, E270 [2MR]

Adamson, Kress: Rotary Club of West Springfield, VA, Virginia State Trooper of the Year award recipient, E442 [4AP]

Addis, Dawn: California 24th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E362 [22MR]

AdWest Consulting, Inc.: West Chamber (organization) Women-Owned Business of the Year Award recipient, E194 [14FE]

Albrecht, Tim: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E209 [16FE]

Ali, Muhammad: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (H.R. 791), E122 [1FE]

Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT): Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Genesis Award recipient, E369 [23MR]

Anderson, Jerry: Ohio Associated Press Hall of Fame inductee, E362 [22MR]

Anderson, Larry: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E211 [16FE]

Andeweg, Robert: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E336 [16MR]

Andujar, Paola: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E444 [4AP]

Ardent Mills Corp.: Commerce City, CO, Business of the Year Award recipient, E347 [20MR]

Arnusch, Marc: Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Rising Star in Colorado Agriculture award recipient, E201 [15FE]

Asahi Food, Inc.: Commerce City, CO, Business on the Move Award recipient, E348 [20MR]

Ashburn, Jordyn: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E435 [4AP]

Asian Resources, Inc.: tribute to Lunar Dinner honorees, E98 [30JA]

Barandica, Dominic: Youth Focus, Inc., California Young Man of Distinction award recipient, E425 [3AP]

Barnard, Sylvia: California 24th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E361 [22MR]

Barrón, Perla: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E441 [4AP]

Bartine, Chloe: Girl Scouts Gold Award recipient, E156 [7FE]

Bartlett, Charles: Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee, E198 [15FE]

Bautista, Reina: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E453 [5AP]

Baynes-Dunning, Karen: State Bar of Georgia Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service recipient, E247 [28FE]

Beal, Brea: Ms. Basketball of Illinois award recipeint, E410 [29MR]

Behnke, Ella: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year award recipient, E435 [4AP]

Benavente, Kathleen Thomas: SBA Guam Home-Based Business Champion award recipient, E457 [5AP]

Bentch, Clayton: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E23 [5JA]

Biedenbach, Richard: Greater Canton, OH, Veterans Council Veteran of the Year award recipient, E197 [15FE]

Billheimer, Ryan: Adair, IA, Citizen of the Year award recipient, E451 [4AP]

Birko Corp.: Commerce City, CO, Business on the Move Award recipient, E348 [20MR]

Blodgett, Clarke: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E83 [24JA]

Boswell, Gary: Adams, IA, Community Economic Development Corp., Agriculturist of the Year Award recipient, E454 [5AP]

Boulton, Nate: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E243 [28FE]

Brack, Sue: Walton County, FL, School District Educational Support Professional of the Year award recipient, E86 [24JA]

Bressler, Stacey: St. Helena, CA, Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award recipient, E266 [2MR]

Brewer, Charlie: Texas Associated Press Sports Editors High School Player of the Year award recipient, H108 [5JA]

Bristol Borough, PA: Small Business Revolution_Main Street finalist, H1132 [14FE]

Broderick, Alex: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E241 [27FE]

Brooklyn, NY: Woodhull Medical Center recipient of Human Rights Campaign (organization) Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equity award, E429 [3AP]

Brown, Andrea: Okaloosa County, FL, Teacher of the Year award recipient, E213 [16FE]

Brown, Grace: Congressional Award Silver Medal recipient, E160 [7FE]

Brown, Lacey: Escambia County, FL, School District Teacher of the Year award recipient, E99 [30JA]

Bryant, Theresa: West Forsyth High School, Clemmons, NC, Teacher of the Year award recipient, H2072 [15MR]

Buffalo, NY: Home Depot Store 1234 None Like You/We Care Community Outreach (organization) honoree, E189 [14FE]

Bunney, Jesse: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E240 [27FE]

Burgos, Kristina: Girl Scouts Gold Award recipient, E125 [1FE]

Burke, Joseph D.: Greater Pittston, PA, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick (organization) Francis Swingle Award recipient, E342 [17MR]

Burke, VA: tribute to Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept., Installation of Officers Banquet honorees, E447 [4AP]

Butler, David: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E84 [24JA]

Cable, Andrew: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E254 [1MR]

Cakebread, Karen: Napa County, CA, Woman of the Year award recipient, E384 [24MR]

Cannon, Christine Fizzano: Delaware County, PA, Women's Commission Women of Achievement Award recipient, E357 [21MR]

Ceballos, Gildardo A.: Richmond, TX, OakBend Medical Center Physician of the Year award recipient, E48 [11JA]

Chambersburg, PA: Letterkenny Army Depot recipient of Shingo Institute Medallion, E415 [30MR]

Champagne, Alexis: Girl Scouts Gold Award recipient, E50 [11JA]

Chapman, Steve: Texas High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame inductee, H1600 [8MR]

Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Motor Speedway recipient of Race Track Business Conference Outstanding Facility of the Year award, E50 [11JA]

Childress, Richard: NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, E374 [23MR]

Christensen, Azure: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E213 [16FE]

Church Ranch Cos., Inc.: Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Pioneer Award recipient, E371 [23MR]

Citywide Banks of Colorado, Inc.: West Chamber (organization) Medium Small Business of the Year Award recipient, E188 [14FE]

Clewell, Ethan: Arvada, CO, Chamber of Commerce Behind the Scenes Award recipient, E124 [1FE]

Clif Family Winery (business): St. Helena, CA, Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award recipient, E270 [2MR]

Co, Monito S.: SBA Guam Minority Small Business Champion of the Year award recipient, E462 [5AP]

Collier County, FL: tribute to Golden Apple Foundation Golden Apple Award recipients, E416 [30MR]

Corpus Christi, TX: tribute to Moody High School CITGO Innovation Academy for Engineering, Environmental & Marine Science for participation in Marine Advanced Technology Education International Remotely Operated Vehicle competition, H2704 [5AP]

Crandall, Derrick: American Recreation Coalition Corps Champion Award recipient, E193 [14FE]

Crane, Ryan: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E240 [27FE]

Cupp, Ethan M.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E154 [7FE]

Curtis, Jim and Kathleen: West Chamber (organization) Steve Burkholder Diamond Legacy Award recipients, E187 [14FE]

Curtis, Suzanne: California 24th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E363 [22MR]

Dakhil, Vian: Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice Lantos Human Rights Prize recipient, E173 [9FE]

Dale City, VA, Civic Association: tribute to community award recipients, E233 [27FE]

Daniel D. Bigandt Agency (business): West Chamber (organization) Small Business of the Year Award recipient, E187 [14FE]

Davis, Kevin: Rotary Club of West Springfield, VA, Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award recipient, E446 [4AP]

Decker, Ava: C–SPAN StudentCam documentary competition honoree, E479 [6AP]

DeJong, Joe: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E388 [24MR]

Delano, MN: Delano Elementary School named a Minnesota Dept. of Education Reward School, H1249 [16FE]

Den Dekker, Michael: American-Irish Legislators Society Charles Stewart Parnell award recipient, E302 [9MR]

Dennis, Gigi: Association of County Administrators Colorado Administrator of the Year Award recipient, E31 [6JA]

Dept. of Labor: create a tiered awards program recognizing meaningful and verifiable efforts by employers to recruit, employ, and retain veterans (H.R. 244), H1109H1111 [13FE], H1192 [15FE], E197 [15FE]

Dougherty, Molly: C–SPAN StudentCam documentary competition honoree, E479 [6AP]

Down River Equipment (business): Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Business Recognition Award recipient, E371 [23MR]

Dwiggins, Reece: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E88 [24JA]

Eliot, Ted and Pat: Sonoma, CA, Alcalde and Alcaldessa honorees, E234 [27FE]

Elk River, MN: Elk River First National Bank recipient of Elk River Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award, H402 [12JA], E77 [23JA]

___Serrano Brothers Catering (business) recipient of Elk River Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year award, H402 [12JA], E77 [23JA]

___Sportech, Inc., recipient of Elk River Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year award, H402 [12JA], E78 [23JA]

Ellwood City, PA: Ellwood National Crankshaft recipient of OSHA Voluntary Protection Program STAR certification, H2471 [28MR]

Elm, Jacinta: SBA Guam Financial Services Champion award recipient, E465 [5AP]

Emgarten, Mark: Adair, IA, Citizen of the Year award recipient, E451 [4AP]

Estrada, Cindy: Alternatives for Girls (organization) Role Model Award recipient, E372 [23MR]

Estrada, Michelle: Victor Valley College Foundation Distinguished Service-Education Award recipient, E239 [27FE]

Fairfax County, VA: tribute to Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Dept., Valor Award recipients, E474 [6AP]

___tribute to Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fairfax County Office of the Sheriff Valor Award recipients, E443 [4AP]

___tribute to Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fairfax County Police Dept., Valor Award recipients, E438 [4AP]

___tribute to Student Peace Award recipients, E486 [6AP]

Faraday, Ron: Pittston (PA) Sunday Dispatch Greater Pittston Person of the Year Award recipient, E487 [6AP]

FedEx Corp.: Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Business Recognition Award recipient, E372 [23MR]

Fejeran, Gyongi Pilar (Pika): SBA Guam Women in Business Champion award recipient, E461 [5AP]

Findlay, OH: Site Selection Magazine Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. honoree, E286 [7MR]

Fitts, Jayden: C–SPAN StudentCam documentary competition honoree, E359 [21MR]

Flack, Trina: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E214 [16FE]

Fleetman, Stephanie (Sam): Delaware County, PA, Women's Commission Women of Achievement Award recipient, E357 [21MR]

Florida: tribute to 16th Congressional District Congressional Teacher Award recipients, E389 [27MR], E403 [28MR]

Flowery Branch, GA: Antebellum (restaurant) included in Opentable.com (Internet site) Top 100 restaurants in America list, E77 [23JA]

Fort Smith, AR: Mars Petcare recipient of Arkansas Dept. of Labor Two Million Man Hour Safety Award, H2023 [10MR]

Frayre, Maria A.: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E436 [4AP]

French, Brett: Lake Superior Community Partnership Distinguished Service Award recipient, E336 [16MR]

Galvez, Brenda: California 24th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E374 [23MR]

Garcia De La Cueva, Zaira: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E454 [5AP]

Georgia: tribute to schools in the 1st Congressional District named to Niche (Internet site) Top School Districts in Georgia list, H2024 [10MR]

Glintborg, Kris: Springfield, IL, Sports Hall of Fame inductee, E450 [4AP]

Golden, Virginia: None Like You/We Care Community Outreach (organization) honoree, E185 [14FE]

Gority, Donna: Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission Respected Citizen Award recipient, E186 [14FE]

Goss, Carol: Alternatives for Girls (organization) Role Model Award recipient, E370 [23MR]

Greenfield, LaVerne: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E387 [24MR]

Gunslinger Custom Paint (company): Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Business Recognition Award recipient, E373 [23MR]

Gutierrez, Carol: Associated Parents' Group (organization) Community Care Award recipient, E430 [3AP]

Haber, Sherry: Hillsborough, CA, Schools Associated Parents' Group Citizen of the Year award recipient, E425 [3AP]

Halberstein, Alex: Israel Bonds (organization) Israel69 Award recipient, H1115 [13FE]

Hall, Quinn: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E90 [24JA]

Hamilton, VA: Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards recipient of Virginia Wine Governor's Cup, E335 [16MR]

Hampton, Holly: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E505 [14AP]

Hartwell, GA: Hart County Library recipient of Georgia Public Library of the Year award, E68 [13JA]

Henkle, Todd and Aimee: San Francisco (CA) Chronicle Wine Competition Best in Class award recipients, E176 [13FE]

Hermitage, AR: tribute to Hermitage High School forestry judging team, H2527 [29MR]

Herndon, VA: tribute to Herndon Police Dept., Valor Award recipients, E440 [4AP]

Herrera, Danielle: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E422 [3AP]

Hitt, Marlene: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E469 [6AP]

Hodges, Carol: Arvada, CO, Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Choice Award recipient, E127 [1FE]

Hodson, Lucas M.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E156 [7FE]

Hoppe, Jonah A.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E157 [7FE]

House, Abby: Texas General Land Office Save Texas History seventh grade division essay contest winner, E329 [15MR]

Houston, TX: Bay Area Regional Medical Center recipient of Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Chest Pain Accreditation with PCI and Resuscitation, E23 [5JA]

___Clear Lake Regional Medical Center designated as Texas Level II Trauma Care, E160 [7FE]

___Houston Methodist West Hospital recipient of Texas Dept. of State Health Services Exemplary Five Star Service Award, E422 [3AP]

Hreshchyshyn, Yuri: None Like You/We Care Community Outreach (organization) honoree, E186 [14FE]

Hutchins, Carol: Athena International (organization) Organizational Leadership Award recipient, E105 [31JA]

Hyde, Katie: Girl Scouts Gold Award recipient, E24 [5JA]

Jalisco International, Inc.: Commerce City, CO, Business on the Move Award recipient, E345 [20MR]

James, Tommy: New Jersey Hall of Fame inductee, E211 [16FE]

Jaynes, Caleb T.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E254 [1MR]

Jefferson Center for Mental Health: Arvada, CO, Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year award recipient, E121 [1FE]

Jensen, Josiah: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E442 [4AP]

Johnson, Anne-Marie: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E506 [14AP]

Johnson, Leroy: State Bar of Georgia Justice Robert Benham Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, E248 [28FE]

Johnson, Natasha: Lake Elsinore, CA, Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award recipient, E147 [6FE]

Jones, Bill: Greater Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick (organization) Man of the Year award recipient, E342 [17MR]

Jutila, Stephanie: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E254 [1MR]

Karr, Karen: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E254 [1MR]

Keep Tennessee Beautiful (organization): Keep America Beautiful (organization) State Affiliate Innovation Award recipient, E221 [17FE]

Kertz, Alois: Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Foundation Meritorious Service Award recipient, E267 [2MR]

KeyBank: West Chamber (organization) Large Business of the Year award recipient, E256 [1MR]

Kim, Phyllis: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E507 [14AP]

King, Jameson: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E87 [24JA]

Klippenstein, Glen O.: Agribusiness Council of Kansas City, MO, Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence recipient, E323 [13MR]

Klush, Jason: Greater Pittston, PA, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick (organization) Man of the Year Award recipient, E341 [17MR]

Knox, Jenna: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E241 [27FE]

Kohn, Jeff: Westchester, NY, Jewish Council Anniversary Gala honoree, E160 [7FE]

Kortoshian, Lena: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E506 [14AP]

Krantz, Michael: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E215 [16FE]

Kuznetsova, Natassja: Prudential Insurance Co., of America Spirit of Community Award recipient for New Jersey, E246 [28FE]

La Patisserie Francaise (business): Arvada, CO, Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award recipient, E118 [1FE]

Landeros Verdugo, Fernando: Mr. Amigo Association of Brownsville, TX, and Matamoros, Mexico ``Mr. Amigo'' award recipient, E283 [7MR]

Lanning, Wilton A.: Waco, TX, Business League Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, E131 [2FE]

Lasgoity, Mitch: Madera, CA, District Chamber of Commerce Senior Farmer of the Year award recipient, E444 [4AP]

Leder, John: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E256 [1MR]

Lewis, Camdyn: C–SPAN StudentCam documentary competition honoree, E479 [6AP]

Liebrich, Robert: posthumous Purple Heart recipient, E484 [6AP]

Little Rock, AR: Quapaw Area Council recognized as Boy Scouts Journey to Excellence Program Gold Level Council, H2768 [6AP]

Localworks (organization): West Chamber (organization) Nonprofit of the Year award recipient, E193 [14FE]

Lombardo, Camille: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E470 [6AP]

Loonan, Judy: Iowa Beef Breeds Council Seedstock Producer of the Year award recipient, E464 [5AP]

Lopez, Theresa: California 17th Congressional District Heroine of the Month honoree, H2528 [29MR]

Los Angeles, CA: DIY Girls InvenTeam recipient of Lemelson-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program grant, H2505 [28MR]

Lujan, Brandon: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E422 [3AP]

Lyon, Madelene: Lake County, CA, Woman of the Year award recipient, E383 [24MR]

Madden, Joel: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E23 [5JA]

Mahr, Hugh: Army Achievement Medal recipient, E447 [4AP]

Maine, Macy: Girls Rule Foundation Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Award recipient, H315 [11JA]

Malski, Lawrence C.: Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of the Boy Scouts Eminent Eagle Award recipient, E97 [30JA]

Maltese, Joseph J.: Columbian Lawyers Association Charles A. Rapallo and Justice Antonin Scalia Award recipient, E379 [24MR]

Mandelbaum, Joshua: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E257 [1MR]

Manos, Steve: Lake Elsinore, CA, Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award recipient, E149 [6FE]

Markham, Bill: Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee, E202 [15FE]

Marrara, Mary: UNICO National (organization) Scranton, PA, Chapter UNICAN of the Year award recipient, E256 [1MR]

Mason, Hannah: Girls Rule Foundation Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Award recipient, H315 [11JA]

Matthys, Colby L.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E155 [7FE]

Maxwell, Sheryl L. Branch: Daughters of Sunset (organization) anniversary honoree, E368 [23MR]

Mayberry-Mayes, Skylar: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E258 [1MR]

McCall, Dale: Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee, E197 [15FE]

McCaslin, Jozlynn: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E446 [4AP]

McKibben, Gavin: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E451 [4AP]

Medina, Ashley: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E420 [3AP]

Metro West Housing Solutions (company): Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Chairman's Choice Award recipient, E372 [23MR]

Mondavi, Margrit: Napa County, CA, Woman of the Year award recipient, E385 [24MR]

Monroe, Cyndi: Corona, CA, Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award recipient, E66 [13JA]

Montgomery, AL: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School recipient of Dept. of Education Blue Ribbon Schools award, E87 [24JA]

Morgan, Jennifer B.: Delaware County, PA, Women's Commission Woman of Achievement Award recipient, E325 [15MR]

Moss, Keith: Pittston (PA) Sunday Dispatch Joseph Saporito, Sr., Lifetime of Service Award recipient, E473 [6AP]

Mullenix, Dylan: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E216 [16FE]

Muller, Craig E.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E255 [1MR]

Muller, Steven: Rotary Club of West Springfield, VA, Virginia State Trooper of the Year award recipient, E445 [4AP]

Narigi, John V.: Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award recipient, E322 [13MR]

National Academy of Inventors, Inc.: tribute to Fellows Program inductees, E448 [4AP]

National Medal of Honor Day: observance, H2469 [28MR], H2520 [29MR], E389 [27MR]

Navarrete, Jesus: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E447 [4AP]

New Terrain Brewing Co.: Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Business Recognition Award recipient, E369 [23MR]

Nilsson, Chris: Texas Computer Education Association Technology Administrator of the Year award recipient, E330 [15MR]

Niswander, Jill: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E218 [16FE]

Oates, Rick: Tonawanda, NY, Common Council Exchange Club Fire Fighter of the Year award recipient, E494 [8AP]

Olson, Garett: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E82 [24JA]

Ontiveros, Ginger: Victor Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, E233 [27FE]

Palm Bay, FL: tribute to Palm Bay Police Dept., Annual Valor Award recipients, E236 [27FE]

Pardini, Jim: Central California Restaurant Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, E336 [16MR]

Pennsylvania: tribute to Medal of Honor recipients, H2520 [29MR]

Pierce, Julie: National Association of Elementary School Principals Alabama National Distinguished Principal award recipient, E407 [29MR]

Podegracz, Mike: Victor Valley College Foundation Distinguished Service-Community Service Award recipient, E236 [27FE]

Polden, Dan: Santa Clara University School of Law Edwin J. Owens Award recipient, E323 [13MR]

Porto, Betty: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E506 [14AP]

Primus Aerospace, Inc.: Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Business Recognition Award recipient, E368 [23MR]

Prince William County, VA: tribute to Washington (DC) Post Prince William County Schools Principal of the Year Award nominees, E235 [27FE]

___tribute to Washington (DC) Post Prince William County Schools Teacher of the Year Award nominees, E234 [27FE]

Probst, Raymond, Jr.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E24 [5JA]

Quinata, Derrick M.: SBA Guam Small Business Person of the Year award recipient, E459 [5AP]

Red Rocks Community College: Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Genesis Award recipient, E367 [23MR]

Redfern, Kathleen: Walton County, FL, School District Teacher of the Year award recipient, E87 [24JA]

Renfro, Rhonda: Solano County, CA, Woman of the Year award recipient, E386 [24MR]

Richardson, Lauryn: Texas Girls Coaches Association volleyball academic all-state recognition recipient, E159 [7FE]

Rios, Victoria: 27th Congressional District of Florida Congressional App Challenge winner, H2634 [4AP]

Rodgers, Jaylin: Jackson, MS, Public Schools Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year award recipient, E494 [8AP]

Rodriguez, Christine: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E472 [6AP]

Rodriguez, Ian: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E423 [3AP]

Ross, Kevin: Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CADET) Iowa Delegate designee, E459 [5AP]

Ross, Mary: None Like You/We Care Community Outreach (organization) honoree, E187 [14FE]

Roth, Alisa: Iowa Small Business Development Centers Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneurial Award recipient, E343 [17MR]

Rubinoff, Ronit: Sonoma County, CA, Woman of the Year award recipient, E387 [24MR]

Russell, Tina and Jeff: Adams, IA, Community Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award recipients, E462 [5AP]

Sacramento, CA: tribute to Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Business Awards Ceremony honorees, E100 [30JA]

Salamon, Donna: Salanter Akiba Riverdale High School, New York, NY, Michael Schreck Memorial Community Service Award recipient, E161 [7FE]

San Jacinto College: Aspen Institute Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence finalist, E359 [21MR]

San Rafael, CA: Sun Valley Elementary School recipient of Dept. of Education Blue Ribbon Schools award, E19 [4JA]

Sanchez, Brianne: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E244 [28FE]

Sandager, Philip: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E258 [1MR]

Sarri, Rosemary: Alternatives for Girls (organization) Role Model Award recipient, E374 [23MR]

Sashco, Inc.: Commerce City, CO, Business on the Move Award recipient, E345 [20MR]

Scales, William: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E210 [16FE]

Schooner, Sue: Athena International (organization) Organizational Leadership Award recipient, E110 [31JA]

Scinta, Sam: City of Tonawanda, NY, Democratic Committee Man of the Year Award recipient, E273 [6MR]

Shake, Sabu J.R.: Paisano of the Year award recipient, E153 [7FE]

Shannon-Bannister, Barbara: Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards Trailblazer Award recipient, E45 [10JA]

Shaw, Courtney: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E244 [28FE]

Shelton, Beth: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E245 [28FE]

Shinar, Mark: Salanter Akiba Riverdale High School, New York, NY, Audrey Schurgin Memorial Faculty Award recipient, E162 [7FE]

Shipley, Brenden: Congressional Award Bronze and Silver Medals recipient, E393 [27MR]

Skidmore, Ana: Athena International (organization) Organizational Leadership Award recipient, E109 [31JA]

Slinger, Ron: Arvada, CO, Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Choice award recipient, E116 [1FE]

Smith, John A.: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Workhorse of the Year Award recipient, E146 [6FE]

Soroptimist International of St. Helena, CA (organization): St. Helena, CA, Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year award recipient, E269 [2MR]

Southeastern Illinois College: Model Illinois Government Outstanding Large Delegation Award recipient, E295 [8MR]

Sparks, Kelly: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E246 [28FE]

Springfield, VA: tribute to Greenspring Retirement Community President's Volunteer Service Award recipients, E237 [27FE]

___tribute to VFW Post 7327 award recipients, E435 [4AP]

St. Simons Island, GA: Southern Soul Barbeque (restaurant) recipient of Southern Living (publication) Best of the South Award, H2524 [29MR]

State College, PA: Trout Unlimited (organization) Spring Creek Chapter National Gold Trout Award recipient, H2225 [20MR]

Stockman, Aaron J.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E25 [5JA]

Sugar Land, TX: Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recipient of Leapfrog Group (organization) `A' rating for patient safety, E28 [5JA]

___tribute to Boy Scout Troop 1631 Eagle Scout Award recipients, E49 [11JA]

Sullivan, Christie: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E250 [28FE]

Swope, Carl: TIME (publication) Dealer of the Year award recipient, E333 [16MR]

Syposs, Gayle: Erie County, NY, Democratic Committee Joseph F. Crangle Legacy Award recipient, E274 [6MR]

Tanui, Susan: Army Soldier-Athlete of the Year award recipient, H1575 [7MR]

Tejada-Sandoval, Stacey: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E463 [5AP]

Thomas, Liz: Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice Circle of Excellence Award recipient, E179 [13FE]

Thomas, Richard: Sonoma County, CA, Winegrape Commission Nick Frey Community Contribution Award recipient, E55 [12JA]

3D Systems, Inc.: Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Business Recognition Award recipient, E367 [23MR]

Torchia, Christian C.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E23 [5JA]

Tormey, Erin: Half Moon Bay, CA, Chamber of Commerce Farmer of the Year award recipient, E419 [3AP]

Torrance, Emily: Athena International (organization) Organizational Leadership Award recipient, E107 [31JA]

Torres, Betsabe A.: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E421 [3AP]

Torres, Noemi: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E471 [6AP]

Truelove Fairey, Amanda: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E508 [14AP]

Truitt, William: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E85 [24JA]

Trujillo, Eli: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E424 [3AP]

Tsehaye, Ruth: Commerce City, CO, Entrepreneurial Spirit award recipient, E345 [20MR]

U.S. Bancorp: Fortune (publication) World's Most Admired Superregional Bank award recipient, H2188 [20MR]

United Power, Inc.: Commerce City, CO, Economic Development Award for Leadership recipient, E346 [20MR]

University of Florida: Machine Intelligence Laboratory Engineering Team winner of AUVSI Foundation Maritime RobotX Challenge, H249 [10JA]

___Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Institute International Business Innovation Association Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year award recipient, H2770 [6AP]

Urioste, Keaton: C–SPAN StudentCam documentary competition honoree, E359 [21MR]

Valdez, Neyra: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E443 [4AP]

Valerian, Valerie: Texas Girls Coaches Association volleyball all-state recognition recipient, E157 [7FE]

Van de Kamp, Andrea: Los Angeles Parks Foundation Rose Award recipient, E505 [14AP]

Vandersteen, Charles (Buck): Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction inductee, H2188 [20MR]

Vandever, Blake: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E81 [24JA]

Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling, Inc.: Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Business Recognition Award recipient, E429 [3AP]

Vega, Mikah: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E438 [4AP]

Velasco, Juanita (Sheba): World Experiences Foundation Global Citizen Award for Indigenous Diplomacy recipient, E223 [21FE]

Vienna, VA: tribute to Vienna Police Dept., Valor Award recipients, E441 [4AP]

Villa-Serrano, Sylvia: Contra Costa County, CA, Woman of the Year award recipient, E387 [24MR]

Virginia: tribute to Northern Virginia PTA Annual Award recipients, E436 [4AP]

Volpei-Gussow, Karen: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E507 [14AP]

Waleski, Stanley: Greater Pittston, PA, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick (organization) Achievement Award recipient, E340 [17MR]

Walker Co.: Gateway Area Development District Regional Outstanding Business Award recipient, E106 [31JA]

Wall, Kim: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E249 [28FE]

Waller, Brian: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E259 [1MR]

Webster, Bill: Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee, E203 [15FE]

Weiss, Nancy: California 24th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E362 [22MR]

White, Kristen: Santa Rosa County, FL, Teacher of the Year award recipient, E273 [6MR]

White, Maggie: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E248 [28FE]

Whiting, Kelly: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E260 [1MR]

Wickersheim, Jessica: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E425 [3AP]

Wickersheim, Nicole: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E440 [4AP]

Wilbanks, Cynthia: United Way of Washtenaw County, MI, Woman of the Year award recipient, E326 [15MR]

Williams, Jayla: Boys & Girls Club of Hall County, GA, Youth of the Year award recipient, E231 [27FE]

Wills, Kendall C.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E426 [3AP]

Wilson, Jazzlyn: Adams County, CO, Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recipient, E425 [3AP]

Wolbert, Mitchell K.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, E154 [7FE]

Wolle, Hanna: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E247 [28FE]

Womack, Representative: Dept. of the Army Distinguished Civilian Service Medal recipient, H979 [6FE]

Wonderful Co., LLC.: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Award for Best Community Improvement Program recipient, E176 [13FE]

Wong, China: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E261 [1MR]

Wright, Carolyn: Texas Women Lawyers (organization) Pathfinder Award recipient, E349 [20MR]

Xu, Bryon: Society for Science & the Public Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist, E360 [21MR]

Yanger, Albert: SBA Guam Veteran Small Business Champion award recipient, E454 [5AP]

Yanow, Amy: California 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year award recipient, E508 [14AP]

Young, Alyssa: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E246 [28FE]

Young, Chase: Business Record (publication) Forty Under 40 honoree, E262 [1MR]

Young, Ray: Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction inductee, H2188 [20MR]

Yule, Denny and Caroll: Victor Valley College Foundation President's Award recipients, E235 [27FE]

Remarks in Senate

Dept. of Labor: create a tiered awards program recognizing meaningful and verifiable efforts by employers to recruit, employ, and retain veterans (H.R. 244), S1897 [21MR]

Flynn, George: Somerset-Pulaski County, KY, Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Community Service Award recipient, S1739 [9MR]

Gray, Charles E.: Eagle Scout Award recipient, S1575 [2MR]

Jackson, Lamar: Heisman Trophy Trust Heisman Memorial Trophy recipient, S46 [4JA]

Schneiders, Gary: R.J. McElroy Trust (organization) Gold Star Teacher of the Year in the Cedar Valley award and Waterloo, IA, Columbus Catholic High School Teacher of the Year award recipient, S486 [30JA]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: reauthorize Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and certain conservation funds and establish prize competitions on wildlife and endangered species protection and invasive species management (S. 826), S2217 [4AP]

Worcester, MA: inclusion in TechNet (organization) and Progressive Policy Institute ``Next in Tech'' city index, S2214 [4AP]

Texts of

H.R. 244, Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE) Act, H1109 [13FE]