It was with great sadness that Lisa and I received word last Tuesday of the death of former Representative Tim Valentine. We extend our condolences and good wishes to his wife Barbara and their family and will be joining them on November 14 for the funeral services in Rocky Mount.
Good morning Chairman Enzi, Ranking Member Sanders, and other Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to testify today.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the rule and in protest of the Republican leadership’s failure to bring common-sense legislation to the floor to stem our nation’s tide of gun violence.