WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) issued the following statement after being sworn in for a seventh term as the United States Representative for the Second Congressional District of Texas.

"This week the 115th Congress officially begins. With conservative control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, I am confident that things will be different. As the President-elect has said, it is time to put America first. I can’t wait to get moving.

Being sworn in is always an honor and a privilege, but this year is even more special for me. I am happy to also announce today that I am in remission from Leukemia. My fight is not yet over, but the progress that has been made in the last six months has been nothing short of miraculous, thanks to the Good Lord, the experts at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the support and prayers of my family, friends, colleagues, staff and all of you. Since remission does not mean “cancer free”, I will continue to receive treatment both in Washington and Houston.  After a challenging six months, I am grateful to be able to be here in Washington doing what I love to do: fight for Texas.”


Congressman Poe being sworn in for the 115th Congress accompanied by his son Kurt Poe, daughter-in-law Suzy Poe and grandson Jackson Poe.”