Labrador eager to represent Idaho
We just received this from the congressman-elect for District 1:
A truly historic event occurred last week in Washington, D.C. Ninety four
newly-elected members of the House of Representatives, including me,
participated in New Member Orientation. The week was marked with training
sessions and events for all of us to become familiar with where things are
on Capitol Hill, where we will each have office space and much more.
Idahoans in the first Congressional District would have been very pleased to
see the group of new Representatives present at New Member Orientation last
week in Washington, D.C. Of the 94 new members, 85 are Republicans. These
numbers might change as two seats remain in question at time of writing.
I was thrilled to find that most of my new colleagues are as serious as I am
about reversing the direction that Congress has pursued the last two years.
Thirty four of them have never held elected office before. Seven of them are
doctors, seven are farmers and thirty two of us are small business owners.
Due to the sheer size of the class, we have the ability to greatly influence
policy decisions in Congress to a greater degree than any other freshman
class in more than sixty years. While the week had its share of light
moments, the mood of the group was serious. We all know that starting
January 3rd, we must get straight to the difficult business voters elected
us to perform.
I have made commitments to Idahoans to cut spending, reduce taxes and
burdensome regulations on business and return power to the individual
states. I look forward to working with the rest of Idaho's Congressional
Delegation to further these principles in government.
Between now and January, I will work with my transition team to ensure that
we have a fully functional office that is ready to help Idahoans the day I
It truly is an honor to represent Idaho. I am very fortunate that voters
shared my deep concerns about the direction of our country. Please continue
communicating with me regarding your concerns and how I can best represent
you in Congress. We have not arrived where we are overnight. It will take
sustained effort to get our country on track and I need your help.
Idahoans and Americans know the time has come for leadership and they are
looking to us to make tough decisions. Knowing I have the strong support of
the citizens of Idaho's First Congressional District as we face these
challenges is a great source of pride and fills me with determination to get
the job done.