Statement by Senator Mark Pryor On the Inauguration of President Barack Obama
It was a great honor today to witness the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama alongside throngs of exuberant Arkansans who traveled to our nation's capital. His presidency brings a new beginning for America, and I share the hope and optimism many Arkansans have placed in his character and leadership.
The United States of America is the land of opportunity; I am confident President Obama will help open those doors to all of her citizens. He starts with an immediate and full plate of challenges, including a flailing economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a soaring budget deficit. We can also expect a renewed focus on health care, education, alternative energy sources and restoring our reputation abroad. I look forward to working with President Obama to bring about positive change for Arkansas and our nation.