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  • Patricia Spencer
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and to honor the life of an extraordinary leader and passionate advocate for freedom and justice, Ms. Patricia Spencer. Read more

  • Delano Stewart
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of an extraordinary leader and pillar of the Tampa Bay legal community, Mr. Delano Stewart. Read more

  • John F. Germany
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker: I rise today to honor the life of an extraordinary leader of the Tampa Bay community, John Germany. His remarkable career in public service and his many contributions to our community are worthy of recognition by all. Read more

  • Beulah Baptist Institutional Church
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on August 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker: I rise today to recognize the Beulah Baptist Institutional Church in Tampa, Florida in celebrating its 150th anniversary. Founded by freed slaves in 1865, the church holds a unique place in history. It has served many generations and the entire community with its mission of freedom of worship and dignity of the individual. Read more

  • Sarah Stroud Wynn
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on July 31, 2015 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate a true public servant, Sarah Stroud Wynn in honor of her 100th birthday. Her remarkable career in public service has had a tremendous impact on the Tampa Bay community and is worthy of recognition by all. Read more

  • Robert Fisher
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on July 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate and to recognize Robert Fisher upon his recent election to the Board of Directors at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. Read more

  • Florida State Senator Helen Gordon Davis
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, I am honored to recognize the outstanding work of a trailblazing public servant and one of the champions of the Florida equal rights and civil rights movements, the late Florida State Senator Helen Gordon Davis, who represented the Tampa Bay area in the Florida Legislature from 1974 until 1992. Read more

  • Evangeline Best
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, each year I am honored to recognize the outstanding and invaluable contributions of the African American community that have built this great Nation. The enduring impact and lasting legacy of countless African Americans must always be appreciated. Every year I pay tribute to African American men and women who exemplify this spirit of selfless and patriotic service. Read more

  • Jetie B. Wilds
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, each year I am honored to recognize the outstanding and invaluable contributions of the African American community that have built this great Nation. The enduring impact and lasting legacy of countless African Americans must always be appreciated. Every year I pay tribute to African American men and women who exemplify this spirit of selfless and patriotic service. Read more

  • Lew Williams
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    Mr. Speaker, I am honored to recognize the outstanding and invaluable contributions African Americans during Black History Month and all year long. I am proud to pay tribute to African American men and women who exemplify the spirit of selfless and patriotic service. Read more