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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           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.

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