A press release from the congressman's office:
Tonight, Congressman Alan Nunnelee (MS-01) will lead a special order on the floor of the House of Representatives emphasizing the importance of strong marriages. The effort is part of National Marriage Week, which aims to encourage many diverse groups to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children.
“I’m proud to participate in National Marriage Week because strong marriages are crucial to strong communities and it is important that government policies support marriage,” Nunnelee said.
Mariam Bell, Policy Advisor for National Marriage Week, said in a statement: "In Congressman Nunnelee we find a champion of the family who is a person of both insight and steadfast action. As we celebrate National Marriage Week, both the Congressman and his wife Tori are a living example of partners walking together through life's journey, working together for a better community and nation. They understand how thriving marriages nurture children and families, our hope for the future. For the Nunnelees, a marriage is not for themselves only, but is a blessing they earnestly seek for others both by example, encouragement and through thoughtful policy advocacy."