Congresswoman Kathy Hochul Recognizes New York Women Soccer Stars

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kathy Hochul congratulated the United States Womens Soccer Team on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for their amazing performance in the World Cup.

Two of the team’s stars have roots in Western New York: Abby Wambach was born and raised in Rochester and Alex Morgan plays for the Western New York Flash.

In her remarks, Congresswoman Hochul invited both Womach and Morgan to the U.S. Capitol for a personal tour.

A video of Congresswoman Hochul’s remarks are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/RepKathyHochul.

A full version of Congresswoman Hochul’s remarks are below:

Mr. Speaker, while we are preoccupied with the weighty issues of the day, we also need to take a moment to acknowledge what is good.

Today, I’d like to congratulate a group of exceptionally strong and inspiring women – the United States Womens Soccer Team.

Despite fierce competition, these women overcame insurmountable odds and made it through five rounds of play, doing us all proud.

And what is most exciting to me is that two of our strongest players hail from Western New York.  Abby Wambach was born and raised in Rochester, and Alex Morgan currently plays for the Western New York Flash.

These two women gave the United States our goals – proving to be tremendous athletes that deserve our recognition. Thanks to Abby, Alex and their teammates for making Western New Yorkers and all Americans proud.

And I like to note that they worked together as a team, on behalf of America.  I think there are some lessons we should take from these inspiring women and I would be very proud to welcome them to our Capitol and give them a tour of this distinguished body.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Congresswoman Kathy Hochul Recognizes New York Women Soccer Stars

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kathy Hochul congratulated the United States Womens Soccer Team on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for their amazing performance in the World Cup.

Two of the team’s stars have roots in Western New York: Abby Wambach was born and raised in Rochester and Alex Morgan plays for the Western New York Flash.

In her remarks, Congresswoman Hochul invited both Womach and Morgan to the U.S. Capitol for a personal tour.

A video of Congresswoman Hochul’s remarks are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/RepKathyHochul.

A full version of Congresswoman Hochul’s remarks are below:

Mr. Speaker, while we are preoccupied with the weighty issues of the day, we also need to take a moment to acknowledge what is good.

Today, I’d like to congratulate a group of exceptionally strong and inspiring women – the United States Womens Soccer Team.

Despite fierce competition, these women overcame insurmountable odds and made it through five rounds of play, doing us all proud.

And what is most exciting to me is that two of our strongest players hail from Western New York.  Abby Wambach was born and raised in Rochester, and Alex Morgan currently plays for the Western New York Flash.

These two women gave the United States our goals – proving to be tremendous athletes that deserve our recognition. Thanks to Abby, Alex and their teammates for making Western New Yorkers and all Americans proud.

And I like to note that they worked together as a team, on behalf of America.  I think there are some lessons we should take from these inspiring women and I would be very proud to welcome them to our Capitol and give them a tour of this distinguished body.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.