Rep. Pappas Statement on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden

January 20, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) released the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:

“Today we begin a new and historic chapter in the story of America with the inauguration of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris,” said Congressman Chris Pappas. “I join my fellow Americans in celebrating this moment, while reflecting on the magnitude of the challenges that we must now face together as one nation.”

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris enter office at a time unlike any in our modern memory. A deadly pandemic still rages, with a death toll over 400,000 of our fellow Americans. Our economy remains on the brink, with millions still out of work and small businesses forced to close. And the very foundation of our democracy has been shaken. But I am confident that the American people will meet this moment and that we will begin the process of healing and rebuilding under the leadership of President Biden. His experience, character, and compassion will help unite our country with a common purpose and deliver meaningful results for all Americans.”

“I was also honored to witness Kamala Harris being sworn into office as someone who made history today by becoming the first woman and person of color to become Vice President. I know her strength and leadership will not only guide us for the next four years, but continue to inspire Americans of all backgrounds to fully realize their potential for generations to come. ”

“I look forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration in a bipartisan fashion to get to work for the American people. Together, I know we can move this country forward without leaving anyone behind by fighting to lower prescription drug costs, expand access to health care, protect our democracy, raise wages, address climate change, and treat everyone equally before the law. I join a hopeful nation in wishing for the success of this Administration and of our country.”