DJOU: STATEMENT ON SWEARING IN
Washington- United States Representative Charles Djou issued the following statement today regarding his swearing-in as Congressman for Hawaii's First Congressional District:
"On Saturday, voters in Hawaii voiced their concern that Washington is taking America in the wrong direction. Today, I begin to fight for Hawaii families in the halls of Congress.
I am honored to be given the tremendous privilege today to represent the people of Hawaii as their next congressman in our nation's capitol. I take that responsibility very seriously and, for every single day that I am fortunate enough to serve, I will never forget the faith and confidence that has been placed in me. Today, we are sending a message to our Congress that we need our government to focus on creating jobs and making a better life for all of us. I will work to restore fiscal responsibility, government accountability and always put Hawaii's interests first.
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CSPAN VIDEO: http://www.c-spanarchives.org/program/ID/224890&start=11322&end=11932 (Speech by Djou after introduction by Rep Mazie Hirono and GOP Leader Boehner.)
KITV VIDEO: http://www.kitv.com/video/23673789/index.html
HNN VIDEO: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/global/story.asp?s=12540865#
Rep Djou’s Congressional website: http://djou.house.gov/
CONTACT Rep. Charles K. Djou (R-HI)
1502 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-1101
Phone: (202) 225-2726
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The last 36 hours have been a whirlwind! I am about to board an airplane for Washington DC to be sworn in as your next congressman, but I could not leave without expressing my deep gratitude to you for your kind words, support, encouragement and your generous donation of time and resources.
As I said on Election Night, I could not have done any of this alone. Thank you to all of you who so generously volunteered your time and resources. It is only because of all of you who stood with me in the hot sun sign waving for hours every morning and afternoon, sat with me as we reached out to voters by telephone, and walked with me door-to-door in our communities, that we were able to convey our message of much-needed fiscal responsibility and government accountability.
I must also thank the people of Hawaii – Republicans, Democrats and Independents - for standing up and voting for change in Washington. I understand that I have been given a tremendous privilege – but also a great responsibility – to fight for the best interests of the people of Hawaii. I take that responsibility seriously and, for every single day that I am fortunate enough to serve, I will never forget the faith and confidence you have placed in me.
While our win was significant, this is just the beginning, not the end. Now the real hard work begins.
If you graciously agreed to place a yard sign in your home or business, please consider leaving it there until November. If you volunteered your time, please consider doing so again. If you contributed financially, please consider doing so again with a contribution of $25, 50, or $100. As I said on Election Night, the people have granted us a short term lease with an option to buy in November.
While I understand that we have been given a great privilege, with that comes a tremendous responsibility to do good, to bring change, and to restore our nation to prosperity. Together we can do just that.
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KITV VIDEO: Congress Preparations Keeps Djou Busy