A small business in Brunswick, Maine, called Gelato Fiasco, was lauded in Congress by Senator SNOWE (of Maine). (158 Cong. Rec. S2724)
Well, maybe. It was actually an "Additional statement" and is marked with bullets, indicating that it was not spoken on the floor.
It's an honor to be mentioned in the Congressional Record and people, businesses, organizations are often cited, lauded, proclaimed, or paid tribute to.
There are many reasons that Members of Congress introduce non-governmental issues or persons in the Congressional Record. The most common reasons are:
These extraneous entries in the Record span a great range of topics, honoring heroes to honoring the birth of a baby.
March 6, 2000, House Extensions of Remarks, p. E231. Congratulating Tim and Linda Rupli on the Birth of Their Son, Timothy Richard Rupli, Jr. (146 Cong. Rec. E231)
April 21, 2004, House Extensions of Remarks, p. E577. A Proclamation Honoring Noelle Rupli (150 Cong. Rec. E577)