Senator Thune delivered a floor speech last night on the responsibilities the new majority is charged with:
A few excerpts:
“To all the Americans who voted for change in this election, to every worker who has felt left behind in this economy, I want to say again: We hear you.
“Republicans hear you.
“And we are going to fight for your priorities here in Washington.
“We are committed to earning the trust you placed in us on Election Day.
“Mr. President, the election is over, and it’s time to take up the work of governing the nation.
“Our country is facing many challenges, and it’s time for all of us, Democrat and Republican, liberal and conservative, to unite to address them.
“If we work together, I firmly believe we will once again be able to say, as President Reagan once said,
“’America’s best days are yet to come.
“’Our proudest moments are yet to be.
“’Our most glorious achievements are just ahead.’”