Ruppersberger Sworn in for Tenth Term Representing Maryland’s Second District
(Washington, DC) -- Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today was sworn in for his tenth term representing Maryland’s Second District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He will once again serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee in the 117th Congressional session. He issued the following statement:
“There’s a lot to do and I am eager to get started, beginning with crushing the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilding our economy. We must get relief to our state and local governments on the frontlines, as they face historic revenue losses amid unforeseen costs. Meanwhile, we’ve charged them with the hardest part of the vaccination effort: actually getting shots into human bodies.
Today, every member of the House will swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution and that requires us to affirm the will of the voters on Wednesday in one of our first official acts of the 117th session. Every state in the nation has certified its election result, some following audits and even hand counts. The results have been upheld by judges around the country, including the Supreme Court, more than 60 times and the President’s own Attorney General has rejected false claims of fraud. Enough is enough.
Ultimately, it is my hope of hopes that we can put the drama and chaos that has defined the last four years behind us and work together to restore order and stability while focusing on the basics of good government on behalf of the American people.”