MOTHER'S DAY WISHES; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 73
(House of Representatives - May 07, 2018)

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                          MOTHER'S DAY WISHES

  (Mr. BANKS of Indiana asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. BANKS of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to wish my mom a 
happy 60th birthday. I couldn't ask for a better mom. Most likely her 
favorite son, I have known each and every day of my life that my mom 
loves me and she is proud of me.
  My mom hasn't always had it easy. She has worked hard all of her 
life, both as a cook in a nursing home for nearly 40 years and by 
holding it all together at home as she cared for my dad, my two 
brothers, and me.
  What we need now more than ever is more moms like my mom, and as we 
celebrate Mother's Day this weekend, we honor our moms and say thank 
you for their tireless work and sacrifices.
  Motherhood is a full-time job and a lifetime commitment, but the 
impact that mothers make in the lives of their children is profound.
  I am grateful for all of the moms in my life, including my 
extraordinary wife, Amanda, who is raising three extraordinary little 
  Mr. Speaker, I wish my mom a happy birthday and wish all the mothers 
in northeast Indiana and across our country a happy Mother's Day on