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After conducting Tuesday's MS-13 hearing in Central Islip, I flew back to Washington for a series of votes on the House floor. Once votes were concluded, I stopped by the annual Major League Baseball dinner held by the owners in DC. During the evening, I spoke with a number of owners and baseball officials including Mets owner Fred Wilpon and Hall of Famer Joe Torre who currently serves as MLB's Executive Vice-President of Baseball Operations.

Baseball is America's national pastime and I have been a baseball fan my entire life -- first for the Brooklyn Dodgers and then the New York Mets. Much more importantly though I deal with MLB and other major sports teams on issues of homeland security. Also I work closely with Fred Wilpon and the Mets in advocating for America's veterans, including visiting wounded warriors at the Walter Reed Medical Center at Bethesda during the Mets' annual visits to these brave men and women. I have known Fred for many years and he is absolutely dedicated to assisting veterans on so many fronts such as PTSD and veterans suicide, homelessness and unemployment. I am proud to stand with him.

I was first introduced to Joe Torre by our mutual friend Rudy Giuliani when Joe was was the Yankees Manager. I first heard of Joe Torre, however, during his high school years when he was a standout slugger at St. Francis Prep which was then located in Brooklyn and he was hitting massive homeruns against Brooklyn Prep which was my high school. Joe had graduated a few years before me but his homeruns had remained a vivid memory. Joe Torre is the ultimate New Yorker and a great asset to the sport of baseball.

The next morning I was back on Capitol Hill for Intelligence briefings, a GOP conference meeting, a Russian Investigation hearing and a Committee markup on flood insurance. But the evening with MLB was a great break in the action.

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