WASHINGTON – First voted into the U.S. Congress in a 2015 special election after Aaron Schock resigned, Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) took the oath of office into his first full term Tuesday with seven other Republicans and ten Democrats from Illinois.
After re-electing Congressman Paul Ryan as House Speaker, the Republican-controlled 115th U.S. Congress set into action.
“I am humbled and honored by the responsibility of representing the residents of the 18th District of Illinois and being their voice in Congress. This upcoming session of Congress holds a historic opportunity for us to chart the direction of this great nation, and I take that seriously," LaHood said in a statement.
"It’s time to get to work reforming our tax code, our broken health care system, our burdensome regulatory system, and our out of control federal spending. We must strengthen our economy, improve our infrastructure, facilitate good job creation, and bolster our national security.
"It’s time to get our country on track and I look forward to working with President-elect Trump and the Senate to advance these priorities and address the concerns we face as a nation. Above all, I will hold fast to championing Midwestern ideals by ensuring that those who work hard and play by the rules will have every chance to achieve the American dream and build a life for themselves and their families.”
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