Congressman Anthony Brindisi made his first speech to the House of Representatives this morning

Brindisi outlined his priorities in Congress and reiterated his commitment to working across the aisle to get things done for Upstate New York.

Brindisi’s remarks are below:

It’s an honor to stand here today as a representative of New York’s 22nd district.

When I talk to Upstate New Yorkers, there is one thing I hear time and time again: Washington is broken.

We are all tired of Washington’s partisanship, and I am here tonight to reiterate my promise to work with anyone who is willing to solve problems.

I will work with members of both parties to address skyrocketing health care costs and make sure everyone has access to high-quality, affordable care.

I will work to bring good jobs to Upstate New York, strengthen our schools, and improve job training programs.

I will fight to make sure our local farmers have the support they need to get a fair price for their goods, succeed financially, and make an honest living.

I’ll stand with service members and veterans to ensure they have the support and resources they need when wearing our country’s uniform and when they return home.

I will fight for everyday people and take on companies who use power through monopolies to abuse consumers.

Above all else, my top priority will be to listen to my constituents, to be a voice for Upstate New Yorkers. I know that by working together we can deliver real results for hardworking people.