McMorris Sworn in as Member of 110th Congress
(Washington, D.C.) Congresswoman Cathy McMorris was sworn into office today and began her second term representing the Fifth Congressional District of Washington in the United States Congress.
“It continues to be my honor to serve the people of Eastern Washington in Congress,” said McMorris. “While being sworn into office, I was reminded of the tremendous responsibility and trust bestowed on us. We must never lose sight of the job we were elected to serve, and always remember that the real power in Congress lies with the people.
“As one of only 71 women currently serving in the House of Representatives, it was a historic moment to witness the first woman to be elected as Speaker of the House. I congratulate Speaker Pelosi on this important milestone.
“Members from both sides of the aisle spoke today about putting partisan differences aside and working together for what’s best for America. I hope those words are turned into action as the 110th Congress proceeds. We can disagree without being disagreeable.
“My top priority continues to be to serve the people of Eastern Washington and focus on the key issues that impact our daily lives. Over the next two years I will work to increase economic opportunities and job growth, expand our transportation infrastructure, provide necessary care and services to our veterans, improve access to affordable health care, promote the expansion of health information technology, create a skilled workforce, assist our farmers, protect our natural resources, secure our borders, and fight to keep our communities safe.”