Now that the midterm elections are behind us, I want to thank my constituents for the continued opportunity to serve.
I first ran for office because I wanted to ensure that the country we pass on to our children is even better and stronger than the one we inherited. As the father of two young children, it is still what motivates me. But that intergenerational compact is at risk.
I understand how deeply people are hurting in this poor economy, as well as how many others are worried about our country's future. We will have to work hard to prepare our nation to compete and win in an increasingly global workplace.