In Honor of Bonita Shepherd’s Extraordinary Service to the House of Representativesby Representative Chris Collins
Posted on 2015-12-17
of new york
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Mr. COLLINS of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the
admirable and steadfast service of Bonita ``Bonnie'' Shepherd. Bonnie
is preparing to retire at the end of this year following 48 years of
public service to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Bonnie started working in the House on June 18th, 1967. In the 48 years since, she has been an invaluable member of the Capitol Hill community. She began her lifelong commitment to public service working in the Rayburn Cafeteria, where she served thousands of tourists, Members, and staff. She continued her service, working the past 27 years for the Architect of the Capitol, where she helps transport Members to votes as an elevator operator. When she isn't helping get Members to votes on time, she is honoring our greatest American heroes and loved ones through her work in the House flag office.
I have only had the opportunity to know Bonnie for the last three years, but her commitment to service and gracious attitude have left an indelible impression on me and thousands of others who have gotten to meet her. I want to wish her the best as she begins her retirement, and thank her for her public service to our nation.