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.

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 Andrew BoehnerFormer top Treasury official to head private equity group GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats Zeal, this time from the center 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.