(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the gentleman from 
Michigan (Mr. Walberg) is recognized for 1 minute.
  There was no objection.
  Mr. WALBERG. Pastor Frank Hampton, Jr., has been praying over his 
congregation at the Church of God in Jackson, Michigan, since 1967. 
Today, it's an honor to have him praying over the U.S. House of 
  Back in Michigan, Pastor Hampton has lived, worked, and served the 
Jackson community for over 45 years and is a well-respected man of God. 
Local business owners, elected officials, and pastors from around the 
country seek his counsel on matters of faith and life itself. I'm 
grateful for the opportunity to learn from his wisdom and to call him 
my friend.
  I first met Pastor Hampton in 2003 and admire him for his sincere 
faith and heart of service. His impact has been long and consistent, 
whether in his church, community, the family barbershop, or his 
ministry to prisoners in the court system. Pastor Hampton's influence 
has extended beyond the State of Michigan, speaking at venues in 
Panama, the Cayman Islands, Honduras, Haiti, and Jamaica.
  I sincerely appreciate Pastor Hampton's presence today and his 
thoughtful prayer. My hope is that Pastor Hampton will continue to have 
many opportunities to share his faith and uphold this great country in 
  May God bless you and all the work you do.