January 28, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 17 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR CONGRESSMAN WALTER JONES; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 17
(House of Representatives - January 28, 2019)
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[Pages H1234-H1235] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR CONGRESSMAN WALTER JONES (Mr. COHEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. COHEN. Mr. Speaker, today the House of Representatives has a Member in great distress, and it causes all of us who are aware of that--and I think most of us are--sorrow. Representative Walter Jones is the Congressman from the Third Congressional District of North Carolina. He is a man of courage, a man who speaks truth to power, and has been a Member of this body since 1995. Representative Jones has a condition that has caused him to go into hospice care. He likely will not be joining us on this floor. But he is a man who I have had the great privilege of knowing, because he is a good human being and an honorable man, who made a mistake in a vote for the Iraq war and after he realized that that was a mistake, having voted for that war, he voted against war and conflicts ever after, and wrote [[Page H1235]] personal notes to the families of the victims of military deaths. He supported veterans. He supported our country. He was a man of conscience. He still is. Our thoughts are with him, and I thank him for his service and his friendship. Mr. Speaker, I say to my friend: Fair winds and following seas. ____________________