Harris Ready for Washington Challenges
INDIAN TRAIL, NC — Less than 2,000 votes separated Mark Harris and Dan McCready in North Carolina’s 9th District Congressional race. It’s the closest margin in at least the last 20 years.
“There was a little hesitation to let myself believe this is really happening,” said Congressman elect Mark Harris.
Once in Washington, Harris says his first priority is to continue what he calls economic success under the Trump administration, while tackling the national debt.
“There is a lot of excitement but I don’t think it could be really where it could be if we didn’t carry this huge debt,” said Harris.
Harris also plans to push for immigration reform.
“The longer that we don’t move legislation through congress to get us where we need to be. Then i think we’ll continue to see that be like a cloud that continues to hover over and divide us as a nation,” said Harris.
On the Russia investigation, Harris says, “I do think it’s time for it to wrap up. I think it can run it’s course.”
He also wants a health care fix, but his agenda could hit some challenges in Washington.
“It’s disappointing that we didn’t hold the majority in the house,” said Harris
The Democrats takeover of the House of Representatives on election night puts congress woman Nancy Pelosi in line for the speaker position.
“I ran to represent the 9th district of North Carolina. so whether I’m doing that as a member of the majority party or the minority party. That part doesn’t change,” said Harris.
He says building relationships with the 50 other freshman congress members will be paramount to their success.
Harris will be in Washington, D.C. next week for freshman orientation.