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Broad and Diverse Group of House GOP Freshmen Send Letter Vowing to Work with President-elect Biden

January 20, 2021

Pledge to “rise above the partisan fray to negotiate meaningful change for Americans across the nation”

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Beth Van Duyne (TX-24) today led 16 of her House Republican freshmen colleagues in sending a letter to President-elect Joe Biden congratulating him on the beginning of his presidency and pledging to work together on behalf of the American people.

“After two impeachments, lengthy inter-branch investigations, and, most recently, the horrific attack on our nation’s capital, it is clear that the partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans does not serve a single American,” they wrote. “Americans are tired of the partisan gridlock and simply want to see leaders from both sides of the aisle work on issues important to American families, workers, and businesses.”

In the letter, the Republican freshmen expressed willingness to work with the President-elect and his administration on a number of bipartisan issues, including protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions, strengthening and modernizing infrastructure, and restoring the economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We firmly believe that what unites us as Americans is far greater than anything that may ever divide us,” they continued. “In that spirit, we hope that we can rise above the partisan fray to negotiate meaningful change for Americans across the nation and maintain the United States’ standing as the best country in the world.”

Co-signers of the letter include Reps. Stephanie Bice (OK-05), Jerry Carl (AL-01), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Scott Franklin (FL-15), Andrew Garbarino (NY-02), Carlos Gimenez (FL-26), Yvette Herrell (NM-02), Ashley Hinson (IA-01), Young Kim (CA-39), Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Peter Meijer (MI-03), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), Barry Moore (AL-02), Jay Obernolte (CA-08), Burgess Owens (UT-04), and David Valadao (CA-21).

To read the full letter, click here.