(Senate - December 13, 2018)

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  Mr. LANKFORD. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Indian 
Affairs Committee be discharged from further consideration and that the 
Senate now proceed to S. Res. 707.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the resolution by title.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 707) commemorating the 40th 
     Anniversary of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.

  There being no objection, the committee was discharged, and the 
Senate proceeded to consider the resolution.
  Mr. LANKFORD. I know of no further debate on the measure.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. If there is no further debate, the question is 
on agreeing to the resolution.
  The resolution (S. Res. 707) was agreed to.
  Mr. LANKFORD. I ask unanimous consent that the preamble be agreed to 
and that the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the 
table with no intervening action or debate.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  (The resolution, with its preamble, is printed in the Record of 
November 27, 2018, under ``Submitted Resolutions.'')
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Indiana.

                     Remembering Fred M. Fehsenfeld

  Mr. YOUNG. Mr. President, I rise in memory of Fred M. Fehsenfeld, a 
Hoosier, an innovator, a philanthropist, and a true American hero.
  Fred was born in Indianapolis in 1924, and he graduated from 
Shortridge High School. As a sophomore at Purdue University in 1942, he 
left school to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Fred flew 89 missions 
in Europe with the 354th Pioneer Mustang Fighter Group. He was awarded 
the Air Medal with three silver clusters and a Silver Star. He also led 
the 353rd fighter squadron on the last official flight in the European 
theatre, where he barrel-rolled over an Austrian POW camp to signal 
that the war in Europe was over.
  After the war, Fred returned to Indiana and married Midge, his 
college sweetheart. He graduated from Purdue in 1948. The couple had 
seven children. He was married to Midge for 57 years before she passed. 
In 2003, he married Barbara, his lovely second wife.
  Upon entering the workforce, Fred was operating Crystal Flash 
Petroleum, which owned gas stations around the State of Indiana, when 
he decided he needed a new adventure. So, in 1960, Fred went to the 
library and taught himself how to manufacture asphalt. His companies 
literally began paving what we in Indiana call the Crossroads of 
  Over the years, Fred gave his company his all. He grew The Heritage 
Group to more than 6,500 employees worldwide, and he tackled real-world 
problems along the way. In fact, Fred is credited with creating and 
promoting separate lanes for cars and trucks to save lives, reduce 
pollution, and alleviate congestion. His companies detoxified waste 
from circuit boards and solved environmental problems facing the steel 
  Fred asked that his tombstone simply read ``I tried.'' I am here to 
report that Fred Fehsenfeld did far more than try--he succeeded. Fred's 
forward-thinking leadership has truly made America a cleaner, safer, 
and more prosperous nation. For that, I recognize him today.
  Fred will be dearly missed by all who loved him and all who came to 
know him. He was a great Hoosier and a great American.
  I yield the floor.
  I suggest the absence of a quorum.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll.
  The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order 
for the quorum call be rescinded.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.