THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR CONGRESSMAN WALTER JONES; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 17
(House of Representatives - January 28, 2019)

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           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

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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.

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