U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today released the following statement upon the completion of the 57th Presidential Inauguration swearing in President Barack Obama for his second term as America's 44th President:
"On this day that our nation has set aside to honor a great American, Martin Luther King, Jr., it is truly fitting that our nation has also on this day celebrated the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. As President Obama embarks on his second term, I wish him well and look forward to working with him and my colleagues in Congress as we tackle the many great challenges facing our nation.
"Each and every citizen makes our nation great and together we hold one another accountable. In his Inaugural Speech, President Obama said we must make the hard choices to reduce our deficit -- I couldn't agree more. Our children and grandchildren's future depends on a financially secure and strong American economy and we can only ensure such a future if we instill fiscally responsible policies. National security can only be accomplished with strong economic security, and it is our first and foremost responsibility to provide for a secure America.
"As President Obama continues as our nation's leader for his second term, I hope he actively engages with the people's representatives in Congress to move forward the prosperity and security of our great nation. There will be agreements and disagreements, but together we can meet our mission to ensure a strong and prosperous America."