The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, today welcomed the election of four Portuguese descendants for the US Congress, highlighting “the importance of the mandates they now assume.”
In a note inserted in the official website of the Presidency of the Republic on the Internet, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa “salutes the four Portuguese descendants elected or re-elected” to the “federal political system”.
Lori Trahan and Jim Costa, elected by the Democratic Party, and Devin Nunes and David Valadão, Republicans, take office on January 3 in the US Congress.
The President of the Republic “also congratulates all citizens of Portuguese origin who have won seats in the state and local authorities in the interim elections” in the United States.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said that “during the celebrations of the Day of Portugal, Camões and Portuguese Communities, this year marked on the east coast of the United States, had the opportunity to personally meet some of the compatriots now elected or re-elected.”
The President of the Republic wished everyone “the greatest happiness in the fulfilment of civic missions”, which he stressed, “strengthen and strengthen the transatlantic connection between Portugal and its Community and the United States of America.”