LANSING, Mich. — Today, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin was sworn in for a second term in Congress on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, and released the following statement:
“Today, I again took the oath of office on the House floor and was officially sworn in for a second term in Congress. As a national security professional, it was the very oath I have taken many times throughout my career at the CIA and the Pentagon — but taking it as the representative of Michigan’s 8th district has been and continues to be the greatest privilege of my life.
“To the residents of Michigan’s 8th district, no matter who you voted for, it is my job to represent you. It is my responsibility to keep an open mind, to always listen, even if we disagree. To be an independent voice putting what’s best for our community and our country before all else. To be as open, transparent and available as possible. And to fight like hell to pass legislation that actually makes a difference to people's pocketbooks and their kids –– recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, bringing manufacturing and jobs back to America, and protecting our national security.”
“No matter what this next year brings, I am quite clear that Michiganders expect us in Congress to work together to get things done –– because that’s what they do every day. Especially in the midst of a once-in-a- generation public health and economic crisis, that’s our job, our mandate, and my commitment to you as I start the 117th U.S. Congress.”
The oath of office reads: I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
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