Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement after Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States:
"Today is an historic moment for our nation and is a demonstration of our continuing hope in the American dream," Lance said. "I was deeply honored and humbled to participate in this special ceremony and witness history along with millions of Americans. As a new member of Congress, I look forward to working with President Obama. It is my hope that our new President will be successful in his efforts to protect and strengthen our country, because if he succeeds that means our nation will succeed."