[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 14, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING CONGRESSWOMAN MARCY KAPTUR ON BECOMING THE LONGEST SERVING
WOMAN IN THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HON. DANIEL LIPINSKI
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Mr. LIPINSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Congresswoman Marcy
Kaptur of Ohio's Ninth District, for becoming the longest serving woman
in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives. She breaks a
record that has stood since 1960, when it was set by another great
American trailblazer, Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers.
It is only fitting that Congresswoman Kaptur becomes the longest
serving woman in the history of the House during Women's History Month.
This dedicated public servant has demonstrated time and time again her
commitment to constituent service and her passion for tackling the
tough issues. In representing the Great Lakes Region, she has shown her
dedication to preserving the waters, lands, and environment our states
share. Her leadership in the Polish Caucus is greatly appreciated and I
have learned much through exploring our mutual heritage. And as she has
stood up for the middle class, I have had the privilege of watching her
fight for the Midwest and our manufacturing roots.
I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating Congresswoman Kaptur
on this achievement. During my time in Congress, I have been honored to
serve with Congresswoman Kaptur. Her conviction, work ethic, and
strength stand as a model to all Americans. As we celebrate Women's
History Month, I hope that many more women will be inspired by her
example and pursue a career in public service. I extend the most
heartfelt congratulations to Congresswoman Kaptur, both on her
phenomenal accomplishment and her proud tenure in Congress.