Congratulating Peggy Sampsonby Representative Paul Ryan
Posted on 2016-01-05
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate
Peggy Sampson on her retirement after 37 years of working for the
House. She has dedicated her life to public service. She started her
career as a Capitol police officer. Later, she became the Republican
supervisor of the House page program, a position she held for 25 years.
In that time, she was beloved by the pages who worked for her. Today,
there are hundreds of former pages all over the world who still keep in
touch. I learned a lot from my mentors when I was starting out. I know
the meaning they have in young people's lives. For hundreds of young
people, Peggy was that mentor.
And for the dozens of people she worked with every day, she was a great friend. In 2011, she became a floor operations clerk and has been there ever since. Ask any of her colleagues, and they will tell you she was completely reliable. It did not matter if you were a high-ranking member of Congress or a fresh-faced intern, everyone could depend on her for everything you could think of: a piece of candy, band aids, Tylenol. And in a pinch, she could sew a mean button. In short, she was a delight to work with--very kind and generous. We will miss her dearly. And so, on behalf of the entire House, I want to thank Peggy Sampson for reminding us, through her work, of the joy of public service.