[Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 148 (Tuesday, October 22, 2013)]
[Page H6645]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following 
  Almighty God, we give You thanks for giving us another day.
  As the people's House returns, we give You thanks for those most 
responsible for the resolutions reached this past week and for the 
reopening of government, which has meant so much to the families of 
those who have chosen to serve their Nation by their work in 
  As all return, the Capitol is in mourning for the loss of two men of 
the House, former Speaker Tom Foley and Representative Bill Young. Both 
men, a Democrat and a Republican, were known to be giants in the 
people's House, and their passing has deprived our Nation of experience 
and wisdom in Congress at a time when it is needed.
  Bless all the Members with wisdom in good measure--pressed down, 
shaken together, and running over--that the legacy of these great 
legislators might be carried on for the benefit of all.
  May all that is done here in the people's House be for Your greater 
honor and glory.