Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) released the following statement after the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden:

“As a country, we come together to celebrate the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States. Today is a day of hope and healing, and I have faith President Biden and Vice President Harris will unite the American people to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuild our economy, and tackle the other serious challenges facing our nation -- from disparate healthcare access to climate change to racial inequity.

“We also celebrate not only the first woman but also the first Black and Asian woman to be sworn in as our Vice President. The image of Vice President Harris standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol taking the oath of office will stay with me and with millions of girls and women across the country as a reminder that we can achieve anything. 

“I congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris on this historic day, and I look forward to working with this talented and diverse administration to deliver results for the people of North Carolina.”