Congressman Joyce Takes Oath of Office
First Official Act is To Forgo Salary During Government Shutdown
Washington, DC, January 3, 2019
Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) released the following statement after being officially sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania’s Thirteenth Congressional District:
“I am humbled and honored to serve the hardworking people of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District in the 116th Congress,” said Congressman Joyce. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to solve our nation’s challenges as we start this new Congress.”
Congressman Joyce added, “ One of my first actions upon taking office will be to write the Chief Administrative Officer of the House to withhold my pay during this shutdown. I call on Speaker Pelosi to end her inexcusable reluctance, engage in good faith negotiations with President Trump to end this impasse and reach an agreement that finally secures our border and properly funds our national security.”
The Honorable John Joyce was elected to serve as representative of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District. Representative Joyce was added to the rolls of the House upon executing the oath of office.