IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL FITZPATRICK; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 5
(House of Representatives - January 09, 2020)

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                    IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL FITZPATRICK

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from 
Alabama (Mr. Aderholt) for 5 minutes.
  Mr. ADERHOLT. Mr. Speaker, I want to, as well, today, pay tribute to 
Michael Gerard Fitzpatrick, who, as has been mentioned, served in this 
House, representing Pennsylvania's Fifth Congressional District.
  It was a privilege to serve with Mike, and, from the first time that 
I met Mike here in Washington in the House, I knew he was a man of 
character and a man of principle.
  Mr. Speaker, I think you have heard from the words that were spoken 
this morning before I spoke that, indeed, was the reputation that he 
had here in Washington, D.C., as I am sure he had back in the State of 
Pennsylvania.
  Today, as we pay tribute to Michael and his life, I am reminded, with 
just the passing of my own mother-in-law at 5 o'clock this morning, 
Shirley McDonald from Huntsville, Alabama, who was struggling from 
Parkinson's disease, of just how short life is. Literally, I am 
reminded of the shortness of time and the greatness of eternity.
  But my mother-in-law, Shirley, and Michael knew that there is a life 
beyond this one and that, because of Christ, we can have hope to enter 
an eternal life.

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