On Friday, our country will take part in one of our most sacred and special traditions: the peaceful transition of power from one President of the United States to the next. Inauguration Day is a celebration that dates back to the very beginning of our country, but the first president to take the oath of office in Washington, D.C. was Thomas Jefferson in 1801. As a Congressman, I consider it an honor and duty to participate in the inauguration of a new president, no matter what party the president-elect hails from. I look forward to witnessing history once again as President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence swear to faithfully execute the duties of their elected offices and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
For the last eight years, I’ve heard from countless Tennesseans who are ready for a new direction in this country. I’ve heard from Tennesseans who are struggling to find work and make ends meet; Tennesseans whose lives have been made more difficult because of Obamacare; and Tennesseans who are tired of a bloated, inefficient and out-of-touch government. For the first time since I was elected to Congress, I finally have the opportunity to work with a conservative administration committed to governing with principles many of us share, and I can’t tell you how honored I am to be the voice of the Tennessee’s First Congressional District in Congress.
President-elect Trump has put forward a bold vision for our country, and I support many of his ideas. Whether it’s repealing Obamacare and replacing it with patient-centered reforms, securing our border, creating and keeping good-paying jobs in our country, or putting veterans back in charge of the VA, I look forward to doing everything I can to support our new president. While I’m sure there will be policy areas where Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration have differences, I know we will work together to find common ground and put the American people first. It’s past time for our government to listen to the people it serves, and I’m excited for a new beginning in Washington. There is a lot of work ahead, but, together, we will make our country stronger for future generations.Feel free to contact my office if I can be of assistance to you or your family.