Friday, June 19, 2015
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Father's Day
"This week was marred by senseless tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina and Judy and I send our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their loved ones during this time of grief.
As the weekend rapidly approaches, I want to take a moment to thank all the dads this Father’s Day weekend. My father Owen was a tremendous role model in our family, and while he left us too soon, he taught us many important values and lessons that I have sought to pass on to my children.
"Being a father has been the most rewarding and will be the most important job I will ever have. Fathers throughout our community go above and beyond to provide for their families and children. They devote time and energy to ensure that their children can have every opportunity they can dream of. And I know that like my father, they try to instill in their children the foundation for them to succeed in the future.
"Many of our dads will be away from their families serving our country, and we keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they sacrifice for all of us.
"This Father’s Day, let us take a moment to say thank you to the father figures in our lives that have helped us along the way.