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Lawmakers share why they are thankful this Thanksgiving

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“What am I thankful for? For life, for strength, for health and for the opportunity to serve the people,” said Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA).

“I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to serve here in the United States Senate,” said Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), who earlier this year lost the GOP's Alabama Senate primary to now embattled candidate Roy Moore.

“I have a new grandson - he’s eight weeks old and we’re gonna get to spend Thanksgiving with him and our other grandson and our children,” Strange added.

“I am thankful for living in a country that allows every person to pursue their dreams,” said Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).

“We live in the greatest country in the world. Doesn’t mean we don’t have challenges and things that we need to deal with,” said Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL).

“I’m thankful for my wonderful family and my husband and the privilege I have of representing Florida’s 23rd Congressional District,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).

“Despite some of the rhetoric you see on TV and read about in the newspaper, I’m just glad there’s a lot of people that care about the United States of America," said Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX). "Republicans and Democrats they care about their country. I think way more unites us than divides us."

“Since my grandfather’s time, life expectancy has doubled, we’ve built the greatest middle class the history of the world [and] became a model for the world,” Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN).

“Our democracy is threatened, and it calls on each of us to be engaged to do all that we can to know the work of democracy is never finished, not even on Thanksgiving,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX).

“I have two parents still alive. My dad’s a World War II vet, [my] mom [and] I have great children who are happy. I am most grateful to my family. And I was born on Thanksgiving Day,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

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