Congressman Ryan took his oath of office at West Point, Sunday, becoming the first West Point graduate to represent the Academy in Congress. The oath was administered by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who nominated Ryan to West Point more than two decades ago.
“From our country’s founding, this community has served as a bulwark in the fight for our democracy — where patriots dragged an iron chain from West Point across the Hudson River to stop British forces,” said Representative Pat Ryan. “Once again, our democracy is being tested and I believe it is us, the people of the Hudson Valley, who must rise to the moment. My promise to you all is to bring these values with me to Washington- to always keep fighting to defend our rights, and to deliver relief.”