Dear Friend,

I want to share with you a quote that I recently released through the Committee on House Administration through my position as Chairman of that body and our committee’s oversight of the United States Capitol Police:

“I want to express my appreciation for the hard working men and women who make up the U.S. Capitol Police, the Secret Service, Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department and National Guard, and all the law enforcement agencies and first responders who worked tirelessly over the Presidential Inauguration weekend to keep Washington, D.C safe.  Each agency pulled together to protect the branches of government, the city, and countless visitors. It cannot be overstated how crucial our law enforcement and responders are to our country each and every day. I thank them for their months of preparation to serve and protect as our government carried out the sacred peaceful transition of power from one administration to another.”