Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of S. 3884, which honors Cora Reynolds Anderson, the first woman elected to the Michigan House of Representatives and the first Native American woman elected to serve in a State legislature.
Ms. Anderson was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1924, just 4 years after women were granted the right to vote.
During her sole term in office, she chaired the Industrial Home for Girls Committee. She was also an advocate for public health, helping Baraga County, Michigan, secure its first public health nurse and organize the county's first public health service.
As a member of the Ojibwa Native American Tribe, she also fought to recognize Native American fishing rights on Huron Bay.
Mr. Speaker, I encourage my colleagues to support this bill honoring this loyal public servant, and I yield back the balance of my time.
Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I urge passage of S. 3884, and I yield back the balance of my time.
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