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  • Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center

    by Representative Rodney Davis

    Posted on 2013-06-25

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    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1092) to designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the ``Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center''.



    The Clerk read the title of the bill.

    The text of the bill is as follows: H.R. 1092 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF PATRICIA CLARK BOSTON AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER.

    (a) In General.--The air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, and any successor air route traffic control center at that location, shall be known and designated as the ``Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center''.

    (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the air route traffic control center referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center''.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Rodney Davis) and the gentlewoman from Illinois (Mrs. Bustos) each will control 20 minutes.

    The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Illinois.

    General Leave Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on H.R. 1092.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Illinois? There was no objection.

    Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

    This bill honors the work and commitment of Mrs. Patricia Clark for her 60 years of Federal service.

    Mrs. Clark began working at Boston Center in Nashua, New Hampshire, in 1963 when it first opened, and has worked there ever since. In her years at Boston Center, Mrs. Clark has never taken annual or sick leave. According to her colleagues, Mrs. Clark's dedication to her job is as impressive as her length of service to the FAA.

    To recognize her dedication, Mrs. Clark's colleagues decided that it was appropriate to celebrate Boston Center's 50th anniversary by renaming it in her honor. The dedication and hard work of Federal employees like Mrs. Clark should not be overlooked. I voice my support and encourage my colleagues to support this bill, which recognizes the work of an exemplary Federal employee.

    I want to clarify that, while honoring Mrs. Clark, this bill does not require any funding for the renaming of the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center.

    With that, I reserve the balance of my time.

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