WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earl L. “Buddy” Carter was sworn in to the 114th United States Congress Tuesday as the representative for Georgia’s First Congressional District, which covers Liberty and Long counties.
“I am honored and excited to represent the people of the First District of Georgia,” Carter said. “We have a great opportunity, and even more a responsibility, to show real leadership that makes government more accountable, efficient and transparent for the American people.”
During the ceremony, Carter joined other members of the 114th Congress to take the oath of office on the House floor. Later, he and his family joined Speaker John A. Boehner in the Capitol for a ceremonial swearing in. Carter’s staff also hosted guests from across Georgia at his new offices in Savannah, Brunswick and the Cannon House Office Building in Washington to celebrate the occasion. Carter noted throughout the day that he is ready to address the challenges facing our nation.
“We must work diligently to reduce out-of-control spending, foster job creation, repair our broken healthcare system and support our military,” Carter said. “Now it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”