Ultimately, it was Kildees measure that reached the floor. In a floor speech, Kildee called Ingram a role model and congratulated him for leading the Crimson Tide to a national championship earlier this month.
Our young people need a role model they can look up to, someone who can show them that through hard work and perseverance, their dreams are within reach and that greatness can be achieved, Kildee said. Mark Ingram is that inspiration for our community.
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.