The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Chaplain Harvey Klee

American Legion National Chaplain
Bluffton, TX

Sponsor: Rep. Michael Conaway, (R-TX)
Date of Prayer: 02/28/2017

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a constituent of mine who is here with us today. Chaplain Harvey H. Klee, a resident of Llano, Texas, joins us today as the national chaplain of the American Legion.

We just heard Chaplain Klee give a beautiful invocation, calling for
us all to be unified in our actions, with the best interest of the
American people at heart. Chaplain Klee has dedicated himself to living by those words, serving our Nation and its people in many ways.

Chaplain Klee served in the Navy during the Korean war and later
worked as a missionary helping drug addicts and designing training
programs for inmates at a prison in California.

Later, he founded the Texas Chaplains Association, and has been appointed Texas Department Chaplain nine times, which is more times than any other chaplain in the history of the department.

Chaplain Klee, thank you for joining us today and reminding us of the
great power of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, we thank You when heroic leadership has been undertaken in this House during times of crises, for their labor well into the night, for efforts to seek compromise where compromise is warranted, and for creative solutions proposed and acted upon in the best interests of the American people.

May unity prevail even when parties are in conflict. When progress is impeded and negotiations break down, grant them fresh ideas for discussion and ultimate resolution.
May all Members of this House remain faithful to the oath of office they have taken as Representatives of "We the people..." and may
political ideologies be tempered by intellectual honesty.

Lord, bless this land we love so much and save us from our own self–inflicted wounds.

This we pray in the name of all that is holy. Amen.

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