For the Troy Daily News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Warren Davidson (R-OH) of Troy was sworn in Wednesday for his second term as Ohio’s 8th District Representative to the House of Representatives. His term will last for the duration of the 115th Congress until Jan. 3, 2019.
For his first week in Congress, Rep. Davidson will vote to reign in government regulations, support our ally Israel, and ensure accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Rep. Davidson released the following statement:
“With a new Congress comes new possibilities for bringing about the much-needed changes for Americans. For too long now, they have been crushed under burdensome regulations, rising healthcare costs, and a stagnant economy. I am honored that the people of the 8th District have entrusted me with the responsibility of representing them. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to restore Constitutional principles to our nation and bring back prosperity. I am especially pleased we started with our first policy vote to ensure accountability at the VA. We have many priorities and challenges ahead but it is a fitting first vote.”
Later Wednesday, the Republican Steering Committee selected Davidson to serve on the House Financial Services Committee. The committee has jurisdiction over the banking system, monetary policy, housing, insurance, and securities and exchanges.
“Our committee’s primary goal is to help hardworking Americans achieve financial independence,” said Chairman Jeb Hensarling. “Rep. Davidson’s expertise on growing small businesses and creating jobs will be a real asset to the committee, and we look forward to working with him to bring prosperity to Main Street.”
The committee assignment will be finalized by ratification by the House Republican Conference today.
“I am honored that my colleagues have shown their trust in me by selecting me for one of the most prestigious committees in the House of Representatives, especially as a new member,” Davidson said. “I spent the past 15 years starting and growing manufacturing companies. I know firsthand the effect Dodd-Frank and regulatory overreach have placed on the whole economy and particularly on the need for small companies to access the capital they need to grow. In my new role as Representative, I have spoken with small farm owners, locally owned banks, and small businesses throughout our district who have had the same experiences.
“Reforming our financial services sector is an important way to get our economy on the right track again and provide financial security for Ohio families. We need to roll back job killing regulations and get back to commonsense rules that end the era of ‘too big to fail’ while unleashing economic growth and opportunity.”