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  • Welcoming Members of the Senate and Wishing Senator Reid a Speedy Recovery

    by Senator Mitch McConnell

    Posted on 2015-01-06

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    McCONNELL. Mr. President, today is an important day for our country. Many Senators took the oath this afternoon--13 for the first time--and the new Republican majority accepted its new responsibility. We recognize the enormity of the task before us. We know a lot of hard work awaits. We know many important opportunities await as well.



    I am really optimistic about what we can accomplish. I will have much more to say about that tomorrow. For now, I just want to welcome back all of our returning Members. I want to congratulate the many new ones, and I want to say a word about our colleague from Nevada.

    Senator Reid is a former boxer. He is tough. I know he will be back in fighting form soon enough. We all wish him a speedy recovery and I wish him the very best.

    To all of you, enjoy the ceremonies today. Tomorrow is back to work.

    I yield the floor.

    The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The acting minority leader.

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