Manchin Statement on Swearing in to 113th Congress
Senator outlines priorities for full term: putting fiscal house in order, keeping our promises to seniors and veterans, achieving energy independence, addressing mass violence and ending the war in Afghanistan
***Official swearing-in photo will be made available upon request***
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who was sworn in today for a full term in the Senate, issued the following statement outlining his priorities and agenda for the 113th Congress.
“As we begin the work of the 113th Congress, I start with a fresh optimism and determination to put our country’s fiscal house in order. I truly believe that we can – because the simple fact is we must. I have spent the past two years working for a ‘big fix’ and I will spend every day of this term working for a big fix.
“On top of that, I will continue to fight for my top priorities: keeping our promises to our seniors and veterans, achieving energy independence, addressing mass violence and ending the war in Afghanistan.
“As I reflect on the swearing-in today, I am so honored that the people of West Virginia have allowed me to serve and represent them in our nation’s capital. I vow to each and every one of you that every day that I am your Senator, I will put our great state first. And after the nonsense of the past few years, it’s more clear than ever that the Hill needs a good dose of commonsense from the mountains of West Virginia.”
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