Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY13) Marks Record Attendance During Historic Swearing In Ceremony for 115th Congress

January 5, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY13) released the following statement today following his historic ceremony to be sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 115th Congress and is recognized by Leader Nancy Pelosi for his record level of interest and support.


“I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the hundreds of neighbors, friends, relatives and supporters who attended my swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, January 3, to become a member of the United States House of Representatives,” Rep. Espaillat said.  “I am especially grateful to my family, members of the press and all of the residents from New York’s 13th Congressional District who made it possible for me to come to Washington. This is a triumph for us all and I am deeply grateful!”


“Congressman Adriano Espaillat has already shown he will be an outstanding champion for New York’s 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Leader Pelosi said. “The record interest in Congressman Espaillat’s swearing-in ceremony is a powerful testimony to the respect he commands and the excitement there is for the values and qualities he will bring to the Congress.  With his commitment to empowering all people, Congressman Espaillat is fighting for equality of opportunity for all – and he will be a leader of House Democrats’ fight for comprehensive immigration reform, civil rights, and policies that improve the lives of hard-working families in communities across America.”       


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