January 28, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 17 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
WE ASK GOD'S BLESSINGS ON CONGRESSMAN WALTER JONES; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 17
(House of Representatives - January 28, 2019)
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[Pages H1235-H1236] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] WE ASK GOD'S BLESSINGS ON CONGRESSMAN WALTER JONES (Ms. KAPTUR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening to join my remarks along with those of Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee to reach our beloved colleague, Walter Jones of the Third District of North Carolina, and his family as they walk through these difficult days. I wish to say thank you to the people of North Carolina for sending such an honorable and dignified gentleman to this House to serve for over two decades, 12 terms. I can remember how hard Walter worked when Hurricane Florence hit-- his district includes the Outer Banks of North Carolina--and spending his time with the citizens of his district. I can't count the number of times he talked about Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and I can't think of anyone who fought harder for veterans or those in our military than Walter Jones. He is such a man of conscience and such a moral man. I know that the weight of this country's concerns fell on him very heavily. Walter, if you are listening to our words this evening, know that we walk with you in spirit. We know you are a man of deep faith, and we know that that faith will carry you through all of the most difficult shoals of life. We miss you very much on this floor, but we can see your presence and feel your presence. It lingers and lasts among us. Know that we walk with you. We hope you can hear our words, and we ask God to bless you, to bless your family, and to give you His everlasting strength. [[Page H1236]] ____________________