Democracy Awards

Swearing In

January 7, 2019
DeSaulnier Digest

Last week we officially rang in the 116th Congress and the new Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives. Being sworn-in as your Representative in the historic Capitol Building is a privilege I do not take for granted. I hope you enjoy some photos of the festivities below.

Day 1 of the 116th Congress

Surrounded by my family for the ceremonial swearing-in with Speaker Pelosi.

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., wears a button to honor House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., during a ceremonial swearing-in for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, during the opening session of the 116th Congress. Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

In our new office, 503 Cannon House Office Building. We hope you will visit us!

Video Statement: My Thoughts on Democrats' Priorities for the 116th Congress

On the Floor

As one of our first acts in control of the House, Democrats offered a pathway to end the Trump shutdown. The package would re-open government services, ensure workers get the paychecks they've earned, and restore certainty to the lives of the American people - and it was identical to a bill that the Senate already passed with Republican support. The President should do what is in the best interest of the American people and join us to re-open the government without funding for a border wall.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. As we work for Contra Costa families in the Majority, I encourage you to stay up to date by following me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress