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Floor Statements

Feb 27, 2009 Floor Statement

Madame Speaker,

Today I rise to celebrate National Peace Corps Week and to honor the agency’s 48th anniversary. 

Feb 4, 2009 Floor Statement

Madam Speaker,


Last week American companies announced that they would be laying-off more than 102,000 employees in the coming weeks.   

Jan 26, 2009 Floor Statement

Madame Speaker, 

I rise today to recognize the outstanding work by rescue and non-rescue workers in the New York/New Jersey region in responding to January 15th’s  emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549.  I commend them for their amazing efforts to safely rescue the flight’s 155 passengers.

Jan 22, 2009 Floor Statement

Madame Speaker,

Today I rise to congratulate Bayonne Public School number 14.  P.S. 14 was recently honored as a National Blue Ribbon School for its innovative Gifted and Talented Program.  The school not only prepares students for the technological challenges of the 21st Century, but they also offer an accelerated academic program and provide exposure to the arts.