Ryan Takes His Oath of Office, Delivers Speech


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 13, 2022 Congressman Pat Ryan was sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives. Congressman Ryan was elected on August 23rd to fill the remainder of now Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado’s term.

In his first address to the House, Congressman Ryan spoke about the honor of representing the community that raised him and his desire to restore faith in government amidst ongoing threats to freedom and democracy. The entirety of Congressman Ryan’s first speech can be viewed online.

“This is a moment of immense consequence and challenge for our country — I believe it is truly an all-hands-on-deck moment for our democracy,” said Representative Ryan. “And I pledge that I will fight every single day — with every ounce of my being — to deliver for the people of New York’s 19th District, and to renew trust and faith in our great nation.”

Congressman Pat Ryan, a fifth-generation Ulster County native, decorated combat veteran, small business owner, and the former Ulster County Executive was joined at the swearing in ceremony by his wife, Rebecca, and his two young children, Theo and Cameron.

With Congressman Ryan now formally in office, Ryan also announced the opening of offices for the residents of New York’s 19th District.

“Constituent services is a top priority of mine, as it was during my time as Ulster County Executive,” continued Representative Ryan. “My team is hitting the ground running and ensuring that constituents are getting the services that they need and deserve. I take very seriously my solemn obligation and duty to serve every single resident, amplify their voices and their concerns, and to really fight on their behalf in Washington.”

Constituents can reach out directly to Congressman Ryan’s offices for help with federal agencies like the IRS, VA, or Social Security, or for assistance with flags and tours while visiting Washington, DC. Residents are encouraged to reach out to either of the offices. Congressman Ryan’s office plans to hold additional mobile office hours across the district to provide direct assistance to constituents.

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