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Congressman Buck Sworn in as U.S. Representative

January 6, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) released the following statement after being sworn in as a member of the 114th Congress:

"Never before in our nation's history have we been burdened with the incredible debt we face today. The $18 trillion debt is a direct consequence of decisions made in Washington. It undermines the economy and national security and endangers future generations.  Confronting this issue is no small task, but it is one I came to Washington to perform.

Washington must not continue to impede economic growth and prosperity by growing the debt and deficit and strangling the private sector with regulations.  I will work to return the federal government to its proper size and scope and to limit the federal government's functions to the confines delineated by the Constitution and envisioned by the Founders.

This is not a partisan issue; it is not a political issue; it is an issue we all must face and confront boldly as Americans.  Washington has created problems at the federal level we are now obligated to fix.

America is the greatest nation in the world -- not without imperfections or free of trials -- but with exceptional beginnings, incredible accomplishments, and with political and philosophical foundations for greatness unparalleled in human history. 

I am honored to serve the great people of Colorado's Fourth Congressional District and all Americans by confronting our nation's most pressing issues head on, not the least of which is our unfathomable debt."