Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the swearing in of President Barack Obama for his second term:
“Today, as President Barack Obama took his second oath of office to ‘preserve, protect, and defend’ our Constitution, we reflect on the challenges our nation has faced over the past four years, as well as the ones that lie ahead. President Obama has taken action to strengthen our economy, reduce our deficits, and increase our national security. We have made significant progress over the course of his first term, but we know more needs to be done to make the promise of the American Dream more accessible to every American.
“I am hopeful that, in witnessing our President publicly renew his oath today, we can all – Democrats and Republicans – be moved by the same love of country and our shared history and work together to meet the challenges that we face today, as the President called on us to do.”