U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's Inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America.
"With a peaceful transfer of power to President Trump now complete, let us unite as a nation and move forward with the same determination and resolve that built the foundation of our freedom and democracy.
"President Trump offered encouraging words of solidarity and restoration of power to the American people.
"As we look forward to the next four years, we must be diligent in our efforts to strengthen our national security, provide an affordable and efficient healthcare system, support innovative tax reform that will spur economic development, and ultimately build a better future for our children and grandchildren.
"The hope of a better future in our communities is anchored by the men and women who remain steadfast in their actions at the local level, through grassroots initiatives like SOAR - Shaping Our Appalachian Region, as we work together to revitalize our economy in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky, with support and relief from Washington.
"I'm eager to work alongside President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to rebuild and restore the promises of this great nation."