Barletta Statement on Certification of Trump Election Victory

Jan 6, 2017
Press Release
Joint Session of Congress Counts Electoral Votes, Declares Donald J. Trump 45th President

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today issued the following statement regarding the certification of the Electoral College victory of President-Elect Donald J. Trump.  In a joint session of Congress, lawmakers counted the electoral votes, which is the final step in declaring Trump the 45th President of the United States.

Barletta’s statement is as follows:

“What began many months ago on the campaign trails of America has finally come to pass today with the certification of Donald J. Trump’s victory on November 8, 2016.  It is clear that President-Elect Trump would not have been successful without Pennsylvania’s support, and I am proud to have actively served as his campaign co-chairman in the Commonwealth.  In just two short weeks, the President-Elect will take the oath of office and we can get down to the serious business of making America great again.

“Millions of people responded to Donald Trump’s message of revitalizing this country and were united in their belief that their government had stopped listening to their concerns.  With my relationship with the President-Elect and his incoming administration, I look forward to having increased influence as we begin to strengthen our national security, enforce our immigration laws, and foster robust economic development.”