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Newhouse Statement on Inauguration of President Trump

January 20, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the official swearing-in ceremony of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence:

“Today we celebrated the peaceful transfer of power from former-President Obama to President Trump. As Americans, we can be grateful for yet another orderly transition of power that continues our experiment of self-government. Although this happens every four years, we should not take this democratic tradition that preserves the rule of law for granted. I am looking forward to working with President Trump, Vice President Pence, and all of my colleagues in Congress to ensure that our freedoms are defended, that America is safe, and that our economy is strong. It is the end of the status quo in our government, and I look forward to a new day in our nation’s capital.”