Budzinski Gives First Speech from the House Floor

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski gave her first speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. In her remarks, Budzinski highlighted her appointment to the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and her mission to work across the aisle to deliver results for communities in Central and Southern Illinois. 

WATCH: Budzinski Gives First Speech from the House Floor

Budzinski’s remarks can be found below: 

I rise today for the first time as the proud representative for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District! 

For those who don’t know me yet, I’m Nikki Budzinski – and I’m honored to serve the people of Central and Southern Illinois. 

I’m a Trade Unionist who came to Congress because too many Americans work hard every single day and still find themselves struggling to make ends meet. And I’m here to work across the aisle on common sense solutions for working families in the Heartland. 

This week, I was appointed to serve on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs – Two places where bipartisanship is still very much alive.

I’m ready to get to work on a Farm Bill that supports Illinois Agriculture and the family farmers who keep our communities fed and our cars fueled. 

I’m eager to advocate for the heroes who put their lives on the line to protect our families and our future. 

And I look forward to bringing voices from all of our communities to Congress as we tackle the most important issues facing our country. 

Thank you for trusting me to represent you. 

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