01.03.21

PHOTOS: Peters Sworn in to Second Term in U.S. Senate, Pledges to Keep Fighting for and Delivering Results for Michiganders

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today was sworn in to his second term in the United States Senate. Peters was joined by his wife, Colleen, and he took the oath of office on a replica of President Abraham Lincoln’s bible.

“It is truly humbling to have been entrusted by the people of Michigan to continue representing them in the United States Senate. This is an honor of a lifetime, and I’m going to keep fighting for Michiganders and working to bring people together to solve the pressing challenges facing our nation,” said Senator Peters. “We must get this pandemic under control and do everything in our power to rebuild the economy, safely and efficiently distribute vaccines that are coming online free of charge, and support Michigan families, workers, small businesses and health care professionals. There’s still so much to do, and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work on addressing the pressing challenges facing us.”

Photos from Senator Peters’ swearing-in can be found by clicking here.

During his first term, Peters was consistently recognized as one of the most effective and bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate. In the previous Congress alone, 10 standalone bills from Peters were signed into law by the President and 14 of his bills passed the Senate – more than any other Senator regardless of party. He passed 21 bills through the chamber in his first term, the most of any Democratic senator during that timeframe. In total, 14 Peters bills were signed into law during his first term.

Last year, the non-partisan Lugar Center ranked him as the 3rd-most bipartisan Democrat and 12th-most bipartisan Senator. This follows Peters being named the 4th-most bipartisan Democrat by the Lugar Center in 2018 and the 4th-most effective Democratic senator in the 115th Senate (2017-2018) by the non-partisan Center for Effective Lawmaking. He also earned the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship.

Peters was sworn in to his first term in 2015, and was re-elected to a second term in 2020. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate in 2014, Peters served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the Greater Detroit area. Peters is a fifth-generation Michigander, lifelong resident of Michigan and product of Michigan schools.

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