Congresswoman Lori Trahan of Westford was sworn in as representative for the Massachusetts Third District on Thursday. Shown from left are Rep. Trahan's father Tony Loureiro, her stepsons Dean and Thomas Trahan, her mother Linda Loureiro, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trahan's daughter Grace Trahan, Representative Trahan, her husband David, her stepson Christian Trahan, and her daughter Caroline Trahan. (Credit: Kelly Fitzsimmons)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Massachusetts Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) was sworn in as a member of the 116th Congress Thursday, and the Westford-native is proud to be part of a historic Congressional class with a record number of women serving in the house.
"It's not lost on us at all as women, sitting in the chamber yesterday, that in 1918 it was on the House floor that women got their right to vote, and 100 years later there are a record-setting 102 women who are serving in this incoming House of Representatives," Rep. Trahan said. "So that was just wonderful to be a part of."
Among the first things the Congresswoman from Massachusett's did in office was vote with the house majority to end the government shutdown, now two weeks old. Trahan also supports a government reform package, because she says some changes are needed. "I was proud that the first order of business was being an adult and putting forward a solution to end the shutdown,' the Congresswoman said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Ben Parker reports: