Washington, DC – Congressman Ron DeSantis was sworn in to the 113th Congress today by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). He issued this statement following the swearing in:

“Being sworn in to the 113th Congress today was an incredible honor, but now my gloves are off and I’m ready to fight.

“Two days ago Florida families and businesses were dealt a devastating blow with the passage of a fiscal cliff bill that merely kicks our nation’s biggest problems down the road.

“Any agreement that raises taxes and allows federal spending to continue ballooning out of control is a bad deal. Bad for families, bad for business and bad for Florida’s sixth congressional district.

“Voters sent me here to stand up for the bold, conservative reforms that are needed to get our fiscal house in order, turn our economy around, keep our military strong and promote and protect the core principles our constitution was founded on. I’m looking forward to the fight ahead.”