Steve Southerland Enters Congress From Stage Right
Freshman U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, who entered Congress on Wednesday as part of the new Republican majority, weighed in on his new role and pledged to fight for conservative ideals.
“It is a great honor to serve the citizens of the 2nd Congressional District, and I take my responsibility seriously,” said Southerland. “Today’s swearing in ceremony represents the turning of the page to a new era. For too long Washington has not reflected the values of, or faced the same challenges experienced by, communities across America.
“I will work tirelessly on behalf of the people of North and Northwest Florida to accomplish what we have been sent here to do,” added Southerland, who was named to the Agriculture and Natural Resources committees. “Most importantly, we must work to restore the sacred trust between the people and their elected representatives, a bond that has become severely strained. We must expand personal freedom by shrinking government, fuel our free-enterprise system through lower taxes and less regulation, and implement a pro-family agenda that strengthens homes and teaches our children how to succeed.”