Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) today took the oath of office and began serving his ninth term in the United States House of Representatives.
"I am honored to serve the people of New Jersey's 11th Congressional District in the House of Representatives," said Frelinghuysen. "As we gather to open the new Congress, I pledge to continue to work hard on behalf of New Jersey and our nation."
"Our priorities are clear: we must concentrate on private sector job creation and lower taxes, on fiscal responsibility and smaller, more effective government, on homeland security and a strong and efficient national defense," he said. "Washington should take its lead from American families who are living within a budget and making common sense adjustments to match the economic times in which we live."
Representative Frelinghuysen was first sworn in to Congress in 1995. He continues to serve as New Jersey's senior member on the House Appropriations Committee.