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									E1032                               CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — Extensions of Remarks                                                             June 15, 2000
COMMEMORATING CHESTERFIELD                             tions to New Jersey, her dedication, and her              Mr. Speaker, please join me in commending
        MISSOURI                                       hard work, and I wish her a happy productive            Howard M. Feuer. With his retirement, the
                                                       retirement.                                             American public will be losing one of its most
          HON. JAMES M. TALENT                                                                                 dedicated public servants.
                  OF MISSOURI
                                                               PERSONAL EXPLANATION
                                                                                                                      PERSONAL EXPLANATION
            Thursday, June 15, 2000
                                                                HON. PETER J. VISCLOSKY
   Mr. TALENT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to                                OF INDIANA                                     HON. J.C. WATTS, JR.
commemorate the city of Chesterfield, Mis-
                                                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                     OF OKLAHOMA
souri which celebrated its birthday on the 1st
                                                                  Thursday, June 15, 2000                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
of June.
   Throughout its 400-year history, the area of           Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I apologize                         Thursday, June 15, 2000
Chesterfield, Missouri has cultivated a deep           for my absence recently from the House of                  Mr. WATTS of Oklahoma. Mr. Speaker, I
tradition and distinguished itself as one of St.       Representatives on June 13, 2000.                       was unavoidably detained in my district on
Louis County’s fastest growing communities.               On June 13, 2000, I was unavoidably de-              June 12, 2000, and June 13, 2000, to attend
Chesterfield’s most famous citizen, Frederick          tained at a school event for my youngest son,           a family funeral. I missed recorded votes for
Bates, settled there in 1819 and served as             and unfortunately missed one recorded vote.             H.R. 4577, making appropriations for FY 2001
Secretary of the new territory. This area re-          Had I been present, I would have voted Aye              Labor/Health & Human Services/Education,
mained a collection of rural communities influ-        for Roll Call vote 265.                                 and H.R. 4079, to require the Comptroller
enced by German settlers throughout the 19th                                                                   General of the United States to conduct a
century and for most of the 20th century. In                                                                   comprehensive fraud audit of the Department
the 1960’s, Chesterfield began aggressive de-          HONORING HOWARD M. FEUER                                of Education.
velopment that paved the way to the pros-               FOR HIS 40 YEARS OF SERVICE                               I ask that the record reflect that, had I been
perous city it is today. The city officially incor-     TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY AD-                             present, I would have voted ‘‘aye’’ on rollcall
porated in 1988 and its economy and commu-              MINISTRATION                                           votes numbered 258, 260, 261, 263, 265, 266,
nity continues to thrive.                                                                                      267, 269. I woud have voted ‘‘nay’’ on rollcall
   Mr. Speaker, as a resident of Chesterfield,                   HON. JOSEPH CROWLEY                           votes numbered 259, 262, 264, 268.
it gives me great pleasure to recognize this                              OF NEW YORK
outstanding city and its citizens for their con-             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
tributions in making our community a great                                                                           EDUCATION IN MINNESOTA
place to live, work, and raise a family.                          Thursday, June 15, 2000
   I would like to wish the city of Chesterfield          Mr. CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to                        HON. BOB SCHAFFER
a happy birthday and hope for the area’s con-          honor Howard M. Feuer for his long and dis-                               OF COLORADO
tinued success in the new century.                     tinguished career of service to the Social Se-
                                                       curity Administration. Next week, Mr. Feuer                       HON. PETER HOEKSTRA
                                                       will retire after 40 years of service to the                               OF MICHIGAN
                                                       Agency.                                                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                          In this era of frequent career changes, Mr.
            HON. RUSH D. HOLT                          Feuer’s 40 years of service should be duly                         Thursday, June 15, 2000
                 OF NEW JERSEY                         noted. He is one of the most respected and                 Mr. SCHAFFER. Mr. Speaker, today I speak
   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                     experienced Area Directors in the Social Se-            on behalf of myself and Mr. HOEKSTRA of
           Thursday, June 15, 2000                     curity Administration. For half of his 40 year          Michigan. The Subcommittee on Oversight
   Mr. HOLT. Mr. Speaker, today I pay tribute          career, Mr. Feuer has served as an Area Di-             and Investigations of the House Education and
to Anna Wang, a Supervising Librarian at the           rector. He oversees the operations of 26 field          Workforce Committee conducted an oversight
Monmouth County Library Headquarters. Mrs.             offices in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suf-            field hearing Monday, June 6, 2000, in the
Wang is retiring after 32 years of dedicated           folk Counties in New York State, including a            State of Minnesota.
service to the library and the community. I join       staff of over 800 SSA employees.                           Among the most informative presentations
her family, friends, and grateful colleagues in           Throughout his career with Social Security,          made before the member participants was one
honoring her for her talents and skills that she       he has received many awards, including a                delivered by Mr. John H. Scribante, a Min-
has shared with our community.                         Commissioner’s Citation for his dedication to           nesota businessman and an honorable Amer-
   Mrs. Wang has worked diligently to select,          achieving the administration’s goals of service         ican.
process and organize the largest Chinese lan-          to the public and value of its employees.                  Mr. Scribante’s passion for children and
guage collection in a public library in New Jer-          Howard Feuer earned a BBA and an MBA                 their need for first-rate learning opportunity
sey. This collection, housed in the Shrews-            from CCNY-Baruch College. He has held                   was most impressive and we hereby submit
bury, Marlboro, Holmdel, and Manalapan li-             many positions in both Social Security offices          for the RECORD the remarks of Mr. Scribante
braries, has been a vital resource for the peo-        and the New York Regional Office. Mr. Feuer             regarding the important topic of school reform.
ple of New Jersey.                                     has been an innovator, embracing techno-                   Mr. Speaker, we commend the excellent ob-
   Mrs. Wang has also coordinated Chinese              logical enhancements and maximizing the effi-           servations and conclusions made by Mr.
ethnic festivals with local schools and the            cacy of his Area’s resources. He has been a             Scribante to our colleagues and submit the fol-
Friends of the Monmouth County Library; she            mentor to many of the management staff in               lowing for the RECORD.
has arranged an exchange program with the              the Region and is a recognized leader among                  EDUCATIONAL FASCISM IN MINNESOTA
National Central Library in Taipei, Taiwan; and        Area Directors throughout the country. For 25           (A Statement Submitted by John H.
she has obtained numerous dollars in federal           years, he has been directly involved in labor             Scribante—Entrepreneur;       Respectfully
grants for these programs. Her talents and             relations activities, including contract negotia-         submitted to the U.S. House of Representa-
hard-work will be sorely missed by the entire          tions on the regional and national levels.                tives Subcommittee on Oversight and In-
community.                                                Howard M. Feuer is a man of incredible vi-             vestigations Committee on Education and
   Mrs. Wang is one of those truly amazing in-         sion and foresight. His career has been dedi-             the Workforce—June 6, 2000)
dividuals who devotes all of her time to public        cated to a level of service and efficiency that                            STATEMENT
service. In addition to her tremendous accom-          has no comparison. His commitment to the                  We’re gathered here this morning at a very
plishments at work, Mrs. Wang manages to               achievement of the goals of the Social Secu-            interesting time . . . 56 years ago today, D-
serve as president of the New Jersey Chinese           rity Administration has been demonstrated in            Day, 2,500 Allied soldiers died in Normandy
                                                       his unceasing efforts to improve the quality            fighting Fascist Germany for the freedom for
Book Club. She is also a columnist for the
                                                                                                               Americans to pursue liberty. This offers us a
New Jersey Sino Monthly Magazine and the               and productivity of his offices. Howard Feuer
                                                                                                               unique perspective on this monumental issue
Global Chinese Times. And she is the author            is now retiring from government service after           of educational change. We’re poised at the
of three books.                                        a distinguished career. I know that his ab-             beginning of the 21st century, and while the
   I ask my colleagues in the House to join me         sence will be felt by staff nationally, regionally      rest of the world is abandoning central labor
in thanking Mrs. Wang for her and contribu-            and locally.                                            planning, Minnesota is driving through

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