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February 7, 2016

House Honors Late Speaker Tom Foley

The House is honoring former Speaker Thomas S. Foley by draping black fabric over his portrait in the Speaker’s Lobby and the speaker’s chair in the chamber every legislative day until a memorial service is held in his honor.

The 84-year-old Washington Democrat died last week after battling aspirational pneumonia for a year. Foley served as speaker from 1989 to 1995.

The Office of Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, announced the tributes Tuesday in a blog post and included the following pictures:



“This is a fitting tribute to a man Speaker Boehner called of the House’s ‘most devoted servants’ whose ‘solid sense of fairness … remains a model for any Speaker or representative,'” the post from the speaker’s office read.

  • Anthony Lott

    did Boehner ask speaker cruz to do this

  • aquinas215

    While liberty is compatible with restrictions upon certain actions, liberty is not present where authorization is required more than not.

  • rockytwyman

    We need he Pope to come over and perform and exorcism over the White House and Congress. Join our prayer prilgrimage crusade to the Vatican to ask the Pope to come to American and perform and exorcism. Trip scheduled for December 15 through 22. Since many of our most powerful member are Catholic (Pelosi, Boehner, Ryan, Biden), maybe they will listen to the POPE and not cause another shutdown that could devast people all around the world. We need sponsors to help our prayer warriors that are struggling to participate in this historic pilgrimage to save America from financial ruin. We need the Pope and God now more than ever. Conact: Rocky Twyman at Our leaders have failed,m we need an exorcism to drive out te evil spirits in Congress right now. Obama sould consider linking with Governor Perry and holding a Bipartisn NationalDay of Prayer to Save nation rom Financial Ruin. Such an event might heal the serious wounds created by this horrific shutow. Obama and Boehner stop profiling in the pess and turn to prayer now. Rocky Twyman, Founder, Pray at the Pump Movement

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