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U.S. Representative Kendra Horn celebrates first days in office

Rep. Kendra Horn addresses her constituents at an event on Saturday, January 12, 2018. (KOKH)

U.S. Congresswoman Kendra Horn, celebrated her first days in office with a swearing in ceremony at home on Saturday.

Having worked in the aerospace industry before she ran for office, Horn spoke on the important of re-opening the government and making sure federal workers get paid. She also offered her take on border security.

After an emotional oath to office, the congresswoman is now the third woman in history to represent Oklahoma in congress. Ashe makes her way into office, she promises bipartisan public service. Saying, "I don't think either party has a lock on all of the answers."

During the longest government shutdown, the United States has ever seen, Horn expressed the importance of paying federal workers, while still finding a way to protect our borders.

She said, "I think we do have to have a very serious conversation about the right combination of measures that will address our border security issues. But I don't think that we can hold our federal workers hostage and ask them to work without pay or ask them to not work at all because we can't come to an agreement."

She’s also bringing light to issues like investing in education, health care and advocating for women in office.

"It means that we have some new voices at the table,” the congresswoman said, “it means that we've got opportunities to bring people that have different opportunities and perspectives to the table and I think that's really important."

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