9:09 PM EDT
Bob Goodlatte, R-VA 6th

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for sharing those wonderful remarks with us, and I thank him also for sharing nearly 2 decades of his life with the American people and with all of us here in the Congress. We thank Sharon for sharing you with us because it has been a blessing for all of us. So we wish you the best.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to note that we have a large contingent of staff members of the House Committee on Agriculture and other friends and supporters of LARRY in the gallery. I mentioned earlier that the RECORD will remain open for an additional 5 days for Members to submit statements for the RECORD, and a number already have.

I would also note that the vice chairman of the committee, the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Boehner), and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture, the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Hayes), the former chairman of the Subcommittee on Specialty Crops and Foreign Agriculture Programs, the gentleman from Alabama (Mr. Everett), have submitted statements for the RECORD, and I know others have been submitted and will be in the coming days because,

LARRY, many of us want to let you know how highly we regard you and we wish you happy trails and abundant streams. May God abundantly bless you and Sharon in all of your future travels.