Good evening and welcome to our Weekend Update.
I want to begin by again acknowledging and thanking all our brave veterans as we observed Veterans Day on Friday. We live in the greatest nation in the world, but our freedom isn't free. Our brave veterans have sacrificed, some paying the ultimate price, to defend our country. We are eternally grateful for our brave veterans on Veterans Day and every day.
Earlier in the week, I joined with other officials for the 40th annual Veterans Day Program at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. (From left are retired Marine Reserve Col. and State Rep. Frank Ryan; Lebanon County Commissioner Mike Kuhn; State Rep. Russ Diamond; State Sen. Chris Gebhard, and Lebanon County Commissioner Bob Phillips)
As I prepare to begin my third term in office, I am thankful and humbled by the trust the voters have placed in me to represent the 9th District in Washington, D.C. I wanted to take a moment to thank not just the people for their vote but also some great teams that helped us get here.
Thank you to the following county Republican committees who worked hard this election cycle to ensure that Republican leaders got elected up and down the ballot.
Columbia County Republican Committee
Sullivan County Republican Committee
These county parties have done everything and worked tireless hours to help not just my campaign but so many others. We're honored to represent the people of the 9th District. We will continue to work hard while providing the best constituent services and be your conservative voice in Washington that you can count on.
On the Congressional level, many results from Election Day are still being tabulated. But control of the U.S. House will flip to the Republican Party. That success has been led by our GOP Congressional leadership team, notably Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. Working together under Congressman McCarthy's leadership, I am confident we will effectively hold the Biden administration accountable and uphold our Commitment to America.
It is vital to the future of our nation that we have a U.S. House that will act as a check and balance to the runaway policies of the Biden administration.
Thank you, and keep up the faith and the fight,