U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) made the following remarks today after being sworn in as part of the 113th Congress:
"America's problems aren't small; Congress must respond with big solutions. I hope that we can put the gridlock of the last Congress behind us. The House and Senate are the board of directors for the most powerful country in history, and Americans deserve members who will vote their conscience and their country. That's what I've always done, and will continue to do."