Press Release

McHenry on Today's U.S. Capitol Service Honoring Reverend Billy Graham

Today and Tomorrow Reverend Graham will Lie in Honor in the U.S. Capitol

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Washington, February 28, 2018 | comments
Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on today's U.S. Capitol service honoring the life and legacy of Reverend Billy Graham, who resided in the Tenth District town of Montreat:

"While a son of North Carolina, Reverend Billy Graham will forever be remembered as America’s Pastor. Having served our nation for decades, I can think of no more fitting honor than for Reverend Graham to return to Washington one final time to lie in honor in the Capitol’s Rotunda. I’m humbled to have played a role in organizing today’s historic event."

Yesterday, McHenry delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to Reverend Graham honoring, his work spreading the Gospel around the world and remembering him as a good neighbor back home in western North Carolina. Click here or on the image below to watch a video of his speech.

Earlier today, McHenry spoke with Bill Hemmer from Fox News's American Newsroom to discuss Reverend Graham lying in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda and to reflect on the humbling experience of representing him in Congress. Watch today's interview by clicking here or on the image below.

For additional information on the recognition bestowed on Reverend Graham today, click here for an explainer from Speaker Paul Ryan on lying in honor.
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