Owens Celebrates Damar Hamlin’s Recovery, Power of Prayer

Jan 12, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the House Floor in honor of Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, the nationwide impact of his recovery, and the limitless power of prayer. 

“Damar Hamlin’s fighting spirit and his faith have inspired all Americans.

“His miraculous recovery has reminded us of the power of prayer.

“He has been in the prayers of millions over the last two weeks ..his teammates, his opponents and Americans throughout our country.. regardless of race, creed or color.

“As we stand on the House floor today, we see the vision of our Founders, a promise to become a more perfect Union. It is a celebration of meritocracy, of a young man whose strength comes from God and his family.

“And we have seen our nation’s heart of empathy and the blessing of our great nation to Dream, to struggle and to overcome, and our ultimate prize, the opportunity to inspire and bless others. 

“God bless Damar, the Hamlin family, his teammates, and the entire football community.

“Thank you, and I yield back.”

Watch the full floor speech here


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