On Inauguration Day, lawmaker urges cooperation
January 21, 2013
NEW — 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2013
U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert said Congress and President Barack Obama must join forces to address challenges as the president embarks on a second term.
Reichert represents Issaquah and the 8th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. The former King County sheriff and Auburn Republican attended the inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Monday.
“Our country is facing great challenges and we must work together to provide opportunities and prosperity for all Americans,” Reichert said in a statement. “We must find common ground to move our country forward, stop the political posturing and do what is right for the American people.”
In the House, Reichert serves on the budget-writing House Ways & Means Committee. The panel handles tax policy and carries significant responsibility for Medicare and Social Security. Reichert leads the panel’s Human Resources Subcommittee and oversees welfare spending.
“I am committed to working across the aisle with members of Congress and President Obama so we can make sure that our country’s potential is allowed to flourish and put Americans back to work,” Reichert continued.