Thursday, January 03, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY REP. CLEAVER SPEAKS OF 'TRIBALISM AT HOME AND TURBULENCE ABROAD' IN OPENING PRAYER FOR 116TH CONGRESS!!!
Unreported by any other local media so far, Kansas City stood at the forefront of a historic day for Congress.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER OFFERED THE OPENING PRAYER TODAY AS CONGRESS BEGINS NEW CHAPTER!!!
Check the clip . . .
Congressman Cleaver Delivers Opening Prayer To 116th Congress
Here's the look at the local agenda for KC constituents, a full quote of the prayer AND links for the big picture overall . . .
Congressman Cleaver is Sworn in for his Eighth Term in Congress
January 3, 2019
(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, (D-Missouri) was sworn in today for his eighth term as a United States Congressman. He also delivered the opening prayer for the historic occasion.
“The mid-term election brought a new era for the American people. It has been eight years since a Democratic majority ruled the House. As I took my oath today, I was reminded that now more than ever, members of Congress must demonstrate civility and respect for one another and work together through our disagreements,” said Congressman Cleaver.
Congressman Cleaver will continue to fight for the protections of home owners, consumers and business owners. As technology continues to rapidly expand, Congressman Cleaver will remain an advocate for oversight and accountability within the industry.
Today, the new Democratic Majority will get to work to make progress in the lives of seniors, children and hard-working Americans. That involves:
- Defending protections for people with pre-existing conditions, keeping Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid off the chopping block, and lowering health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans;
- We will raise workers’ wages with strong economic growth by rebuilding America’s infrastructure;
- We will clean up corruption to make Washington work for the American people, reducing the role of money in politics and advancing fair elections by strengthening the Voting Rights Act.
“I am looking forward to serving the constituents of Missouri’s Fifth District for another term. With each new Congress there is a chance for a new beginning,” said Congressman Cleaver.
His remarks & prayer today to start the Congress . . .
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-05)
In recognition of father Patrick Conroy and in unbridled optimism for this prayer, please join in. Almighty and enduring God whose lordship is just and true, we bough in recognition of that God-ship and this haloed and consequential moment of inaugurating a speaker to preside over and provide leadership to the House of Representatives of the United States. May we temporarily hush our preoccupation with vexing considerations that deplete our energy and consume our hours to seek now from thou whose immaculate voting record demonstrates on thee guidance. We pray, O Lord, for wisdom sufficient to lean not only on our unaided privilege and power, to embrace our summons, to address the great challenges of this day, fraught with tribalism at home and turbulence abroad.
Thou who has the whole world in his hand to thee we pray for inner resources, to rise as a legislative body above political selfishness and then shrink to a level of a level of and penitence that would be in harmony with your will. And when we leave this place, we will with your blessing launch a bold attempt to become the architects of a kindlier nation that is purging itself of any and all prejudices which degrade the unmatched blessings you have awarded the people of this great nation. Inspire us, the members of this August body, to dedicate ourselves to the healing of open sores in a land where there is far too much mistrust of those who are different.
Led now in this temple of governance by the Speaker and leaders of both sides of the political aisle, we pray for your presence in this place. We need thee every hour, O Lord, how we need thee. When we're puzzled, guide us with your hand of direction.
when we're worn and weary, grant us light to find a just and fair way, and when we're confused, ignore our priorities and pet projects so that any diminutive success may give you the glory. We have now this prayer, o Lord, Amen.
Check the links:
NBC: Day of Historic Firsts in Congress - The 116th Congress is the most diverse in U.S. history, with new House members breaking ground for women as well as for minority and LGBTQ representation.
Fox News: Pelosi elected speaker despite defections, as Democrats reclaim House majority
Hill: Dems move to protect Mueller in new Congress
NBCLatino: 'Si, se puede': With inauguration, Latina legislators make history in Congress
CNN: No other Congress has ever looked like this
Vox: There will be more non-Christians in the new Congress than ever before
VOA: In New US Congress, Each Party Controls a Chamber
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