Remembering 9/11

Today we remember the many innocent lives lost on this day, 11 years ago. This is a time to reflect. The terrorist attacks shook us to the core, but they also strengthened our determination.

We must never forget the brave men and women who responded on that day – the police, firefighters and emergency personnel. Nor must we ever forget the men and women in uniform overseas fighting to keep us safe here at home.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those we lost on that day. They are with the American troops overseas right now, and they are here in North Carolina – with the men and women of my community, district and state including our veterans and active member of the military.

Musings on mortality

The bedside vigil is over, and a beloved aunt has breathed her last breath. Part of me is glad I was there to bear witness and console, but another part of me is struggling with some painful questions: What was so important that kept me from occasionally visiting her when she was still healthy and aware? If it were merely the miles, which are substantial, then she would have heard my voice from time to time when she answered the phone. But she didn't, because I didn't. And I've been trying to figure out why.

"Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations"

The House Judiciary Committee today, Friday, July 25th, will put Impeachment squarely back "on the table" and restored to its prominent place in our Constitution.

Wednesday 07/25/2008 - 10:00 AM
2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Full Committee
By Direction of the Chairman

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