(House of Representatives - November 13, 2013)

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  The SPEAKER. Without objection, the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. 
Fitzpatrick) is recognized for 1 minute.
  There was no objection.
  Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and introduce a 
good friend and community leader in my home district, Rabbi Joshua 
Gruenberg, and to thank him for offering today's invocation.
  Rabbi Gruenberg made the trip here to the Nation's Capital with his 
wife, Elissa, and his two children, Kayla and Samuel. I am proud and 
pleased to welcome the rabbi and his family to the House of 
  Rabbi Gruenberg is the chief spiritual leader at Temple Beth El in 
Yardley, Pennsylvania. Since he joined the temple in 2011, I have 
gotten to know the rabbi quite well. He has participated in several of 
my local roundtable discussions on issues, including Israel and the 
Middle East, and has come down to Washington to visit with me and to 
offer counsel.
  Rabbi Gruenberg is a warm and welcoming Bucks County leader. He has 
helped build on a strong foundation at Temple Beth El that will last 
for decades to come.
  I am proud of the work he has done in our community and am privileged 
to call him my friend.