Editor's note: The following news release was sent to Patch by the office of Congressman Pat Meehan.
“It is an honor for me to again take the oath of office and serve the residents of the 7th congressional district for a second term,” said Meehan. “Every day, I appreciate the great privilege that it is to represent the voice of the 7th district in Congress. Our country is facing many great challenges, indeed, and there is much work to be completed by the 113th Congress. It is my hope that this next Congress will be a productive one that helps move our country forward.”
Meehan also discussed his priorities for the next Congress, including cutting out-of-control Washington spending, responsibly dealing with our $16 trillion debt, fostering the great opportunities in the energy and infrastructure industries, and investment in research and development for the life sciences industry.
“These are areas that will create economic growth and job opportunities for not only our region, but all across the country,” Meehan said. “We must work together, in a bipartisan way, to find common ground so we can continue to build on this economic recovery and help families across the 7th district.”
Meehan also reiterated his support for repeal of the medical device tax which will significantly affect consumers as well as job creators in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
The 7th congressional district now includes parts of five counties in Pennsylvania including Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Lancaster.
In the 113th Congress, Rep. Meehan will again serve on the Homeland Security, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Government Reform Committees. In addition, Meehan will serve on the House Ethics Committee. Meehan was also appointed Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.