Washington D.C. - Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-05) issued the following statement upon being sworn in for a 3rd term to represent Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives:
I am honored and grateful to be given the opportunity to represent Minnesota’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives. While I am proud of the many accomplishments of the 111th Congress, much work remains to be done. We must continue the progress we have made toward putting our citizens back to work. We must continue to invest in America and rebuild our infrastructure. We must stem the tide of foreclosures that threaten to push more working families from their homes. This agenda will require serious effort and I stand ready to work with all of my colleagues to create jobs, boost opportunities for working families, and invest in America for long term prosperity.