On June 6, 1944, courageous Americans stormed the beaches of Normandy giving their lives in service of our country. My father was a bombardier on a B-17; his group, among others, were trained to lead the air campaign in advance of the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. His patriotism and service in such a time of peril is one of things that has inspired me throughout my life.
“Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Texas, Mr. Burgess, and Chairman Fred Upton for their work on this effort as well. I chair the Homeland Security Committee, but I also chair the Childhood Cancer Caucus. It’s one of the biggest threats to our children; it’s the number one killer of our children.