[Congressional Record Volume 155, Number 59 (Wednesday, April 22, 2009)]
[Page H4588]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mrs. MILLER of Michigan asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate 
the Detroit Free Press for winning journalism's most esteemed award, 
the Pulitzer Prize, in the category of Local Reporting. Through old-
fashioned hard work and investigative journalism, reporters Jim 
Schaefer and M.L. Elrick helped to secure their newspaper's prize by 
uncovering evidence which revealed endemic corruption at Detroit City 
  The Free Press's journalistic prowess and integrity provided a needed 
check to government power and corruption, a tradition which is firmly 
rooted in America's great tradition of a free press. The reporting of 
Schaefer and Elrick, and their work in uncovering the truth for the 
people of Detroit, is something that this entire country can be proud 
  Regardless of all of the ways that the media have changed in recent 
years, one thing that will never go out of style in America is the 
ability of a free press to keep the public accurately and honestly 
informed about its government.
  Congratulations to the Detroit Free Press. You make us all proud, and 
you truly exemplify the spirit of the first amendment.