January 9, 2019
Press Release

CONTACT: Amy Pfeiffer, (202) 225-4765

January 3, 2019



WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim released the following statement after being sworn in to the 116th Congress earlier today:

“I’m deeply honored and humbled to be serving my hometown and the people of New Jersey’s Third District as Congressman,” Kim said.  “I ran for Congress to listen and give voice to the needs of South Jersey families and to challenge the status quo by demanding a government that works for the people instead of corporations and the wealthy.  I intend for that change to start with me. 

“I still won’t take a dime of corporate PAC money and I’m committed to being a Congressman that is open, honest, transparent and, most importantly, that listens.  I will keep my promise to hold at least one public town hall event in the district each month, with the first one to take place later this month.  I’ll also put my national security expertise to immediate work as a strong and vocal proponent of South Jersey’s largest employer, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, which provides more than 100,000 local jobs and has an economic impact of more than $7 billion in our region,” Kim continued.

“My top priority as a Congressman is to be responsive to the needs of constituents.  Today’s opening of my Washington, D.C. office and launch of my congressional website and social media accounts are just the first step toward honoring that commitment,” Kim said.  “I intend for my website to serve as a one-stop shop for constituent services.  Whether it’s a flag request, a problem with a government agency or a nomination to one of our service academies, I hope every resident of New Jersey’s Third District will know that our office is ready and willing to help.

“With more Americans than ever getting their news, engaging with their community and connecting with one another through social media, it’s important for constituents to hear directly form me in a timely and efficient manner.  Likewise, I hope constituents will use these platforms to share their concerns, express their needs and connect directly with me and my office.

“I will also vote later today to re-open government.  It’s disappointing that the government shutdown has extended as long as it has and simply unacceptable to require hundreds of thousands of federal law enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and Transportation Security Administration agents to work without pay, especially over the holidays.  I hope the Senate will pass and President Trump will swiftly sign the bill to mitigate any further economic losses as a result of this unnecessary government shutdown.”

Congressman Andy Kim was sworn in as the Third District’s Congressman earlier today.  Constituents can now reach his office for questions, comments or assistance with government agencies at or (202) 225-4765.  His office address is 1516 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 and he will have offices in both Burlington and Ocean counties open shortly.  He can be reached on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @RepAndyKimNJ.