Mr. CARSON of
Today, I want to thank the people of
I want to thank my wife, Mariama, who has stood with me every step of the way, and our 1-year-old daughter, Salimah, who inspires me to serve.
I also want to thank and honor and salute a great leader who I wish were here, my grandmother, Congresswoman Julia Carson.
For 11 years, she came to this floor as the people's champion. I am committed to building on her accomplishments and service to the people of the 7th Congressional District and the City of
Our working families, our seniors, our children and our troops are counting on us to stand up and take responsibility for the changes we need in our country. In
Overseas, we must honor and care for our brave troops. And the best way to honor them is to change our direction in
Solving these problems won't be easy, but together we can make real changes and offer real solutions. We can start by giving middle-class families property tax relief. That is why I am proud that today, as my first official legislative action, I am signing on to my colleague Congressman Baron Hill's bill to provide property tax relief. This will help families in
As we move forward, I look forward to meeting with working with all of you, Republicans and Democrats, to strengthen our economy, create good jobs, and invest in our children.
Thank you, Indiana; thank you, 7th Congressional District; and thank you all. God bless.
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