8:56 PM EDT
Bob Goodlatte, R-VA 6th

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman. I thank all of those who participated in this today, and I wonder if I might prevail upon the man of the hour to say a few words to us himself.

A lot has been mentioned about the possibility that the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Combest) might spend some time fishing in the next few months. That will be a well-deserved recreation for he and his wife, Sharon. But I find it especially refreshing, given that he represents a district that includes, as I understand it, the town of no trees, and I do not think he has much by the way of national forestland. So I am glad he will get the opportunity to enjoy it all across the country.

So at this time I am pleased to yield to the distinguished gentleman from Texas (Mr. Combest), the former chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and my friend.