I intend to follow through on this — I hope friends on both sides of the aisle will join me in asking the Speaker to continue this recognition of those whove given so much.

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Jones noted that the House regularly recognized the service of Armed Forces members when Democrats were in control, and thanked then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for establishing this practice.

I regret that I must say that the last time we did this was December 16, 2011, Jones said. He also said BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner: Tax reform is 'just a bunch of happy talk' Lobbying World Jordan won't run for Oversight gavel MORE himself has rarely if ever been in the Speakers chair when the House paused for a moment to thank U.S. troops.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said the House still honors members of the Armed Forces with moments of silence on the floor.

We do a moment of silence to honor troops nearly every month, he said.