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Rep. Tom Graves Introduces Karen Handel to U.S. House


Washington, June 27, 2017 - After Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA-06) was sworn in last night, Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) introduced her on the House Floor. Click HERE or the image below to watch Rep. Graves’ remarks.

Below are Rep. Graves’ remarks as delivered.

Thank you, Mr. Lewis. Thank you, Speaker. It is my joy today to be able to introduce the newest voice of the Georgia Delegation, Congresswoman Karen Handel.

Now I’ve known Karen for many years. She’s a self-made woman with a very humble start by yet a successful story.

She and her husband Steve have a track record of service that is above none other.

She has fought hard for the things that she believes in much like us – that’s balanced budgets, better jobs, and defending the innocent life.

I know she’ll bring those same qualities that have made her such great a servant leader here to Congress today. Now if I know anything about Karen, she is going to hit the ground running. So get ready.

I’m also glad to be able to join with Congressman Lewis and to share with you that Karen is making history tonight as being the first Republican congresswoman to serve in either the House or the Senate from the state of Georgia. And this is a proud moment for our state.

So Karen, you’re an inspiration. You’re an inspiration to all the young women throughout Georgia and throughout the country, including my two daughters.

So with that, I am pleased to welcome and to introduce to you, Georgia’s newest voice, a fighter for the state of Georgia, Congresswoman Karen Handel.

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