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Statement of Senator Tom Harkin on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama

January 21, 2013

Statement of Senator Tom Harkin on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama

 

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) released the following statement today after attending the inauguration of President Obama:
 
“In laying out his vision for a second term today President Obama spoke about the future in a way that was hopeful, describing the opportunities that arise when we come together as a country.  He used words like ‘equality’ and ‘economic recovery’ and outlined the importance of a strong middle class by training teachers, building roads and bridges, and investing in the generation that will build our nation's future.  He said we can invest in that new generation without pitting it against the generation who built so much of the freedom, security and prosperity we already enjoy as a nation.  These are the principles that define us as a country and the priorities that Iowans and all Americans can support.  I congratulate the President on his second inauguration and I look forward to the progress in the years to come. ”