I am disappointed that the House of Representatives was forced to pass yet another continuing resolution to fund the government because of the Senate’s failure to complete their work on appropriations bills.
Today is a serious day. Last night was an extraordinary night. I rise for the millions of people who live in the Washington Metropolitan Area to congratulate and to exalt with all of our region on the extraordinary achievement of the Washington Nationals.
Today, the House passed a resolution laying out the process and procedure for public hearings as the House prepares to move to the next phase of the impeachment inquiry, when the American people will hear directly from witnesses about this President’s abuse of power.
Much has been said in recent days about our friend Elijah Cummings the man – the kind and gentle soul who, nevertheless, demonstrated a tenacity for justice and a boundless energy to fight for the causes in which he believed.
All of us continue to be deeply saddened, of course, by the loss of our colleague, and friend, and a great American, and a great Member of this body, Elijah Cummings. We worked closely together on so many things, and I know that this Committee mourns his loss deeply.