tv U.S. House of Representatives Rep.- Elect Conor Lamb D-PA Sworn In CSPAN April 12, 2018 8:41pm-8:52pm EDT
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>> today, representative conor lamb was sworn in. he won a special election to fill the seat of tim murphy. electl representative lamb and the delegates present themselves? themselves in the well? all members will rise and the representative-elect will please aise his right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same that you take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well
and faithfully discharge the duties on which you are about to enter, so help you god? mr. lamb: i do. the speaker: congratulations, you are now a neve 115th ongress.
conor lamb is a lifelong resident of pittsburgh where, incidentally, his family has been active in civic life for generations and comes to the house after service to his country as an officer in the u.s. marine corps and assistant u.s. attorney in the justice department. after graduating from the university of pennsylvania and the university of pennsylvania law school, he was commissioned as a judge advocate yen officer in the marine corps where he spent several years prosecuting cases in the military justice system. upon completing his active duty service in 2013, conor clerked for the federal district court judge and was appointed u.s. district attorney in the western district of pennsylvania where he successfully prosecuted a number of major drug dealers and gun traffickers. he also continues to serve his country in the u.s. marine corps reserve. it is my pleasure to welcome the newest member of the pennsylvania dell fwation, he is a life listening resident and
incidentally his family is up in the fwalry and i'm sure he'll be introducing them. right now i want to turn this over to the dean of the pennsylvania republican delegation, mr. bill shuster, for some comments. mr. shuster: i thank the gentleman. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, on behalf of the pennsylvania republican delegation, i rise today to welcome the newest member of the pennsylvania delegation representing the 18th district, conor lamb. as mike mentioned, he continues a lamb family tradition, public service and politics. again as a prosecutor and as a marine we thank him for his service to the nation. i'd also like to point out that conor and i share a unique bond. obviously both of our families have been involved in politics for a number of year. we both come from pennsylvania, the lambs from the south hill the shuster from the valley, we
share counties in our districts, we were both elected in a special election but most importantly, most importantly, we come from the same side of the aisle. steelers fans, not eagles. western pennsylvania is in our think the like to importance of family, hard work and rooting for the black and gold are what we share with our constituents back home. on behalf though republicans in the house of representatives, i welcome you to the house of representatives. welcome, congressman lamb. yield back.
mr. lamb: i'm honored to take this oath and join this house. the founding creed of our country holds that we are endowed by our creator, our rights do not come from the state but from the hand of god. we have always believed that government is established to secure those rights and the oath we've taken binds us to that cause. i believe in that cause. when we started our campaign, we heard a lot of talk about how nothing could get done in the government anymore. whies commentators worried we were too divided, our institutions too old and too slow to respond and our people's ancient faith in our democratic process was disappearing. but that's not what we found. at legion post, at union hall, and on people's doorstep well, found a faith in america and a fierce determination to make our institutions work again.
as they have so often in our history. the people of western pennsylvania picked me up every day. the essential truth of our situation is, we are all in this together. we need solidarity with each other. we need universal programs and aspirations. and we need to honor the service of our fellow citizens. i will d my level best to reach out, to find common ground, and to help this great american institution deliver the results we need and deserve. thank you.
the speaker: under clause 5-b of rule 20, the chair announces to the house that in the light of the administration -- unanimous consent to >> unanimous consent for mr. lamb to have 15 seconds to introduce some people in the gallery. >> i'm blessed to come for a large family, it may be difficult to acknowledge everyone. i'll start with my grandmother, barbara lamb who is in the house. thank you. my parents, tom and katy, are with her along with my uncles, my aunt, my brother, and i also have a brother and sister watching from far away my fiancee is in the house as well, i hope everybody gives her a round of applause. thank you.
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