(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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  (Mr. CHAFFETZ asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. CHAFFETZ. Mr. Speaker, our hearts and prayers go out to those in 
Boston and Massachusetts and all the States where people came from to 
participate in the marathon.
  I, in particular, Mr. Speaker, wanted to stand and thank those first 
responders. They're firemen and they're police officers and they're 
paramedics and they're doctors and nurses, and sometimes they're just 
somebody who never expected to be in that situation at that time. And 
yet, our fellow countrymen respond; they're there.
  And right now we have people responding in the Senate. They've put 
themselves out there. They've run to the challenges. It is the American 
spirit. They touch the heart of all of us.
  And, Mr. Speaker, I just wanted to say God bless them, and God bless 
the United States of America.