January 17, 2012 - Issue: Vol. 158, No. 5 — Daily Edition112th Congress (2011 - 2012) - 2nd Session
SWEARING IN OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 5
(House of Representatives - January 17, 2012)
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[Page H10] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SWEARING IN OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES The SPEAKER laid before the House the following resignation from the House of Representatives: House of Representatives, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, Washington, DC, January 17, 2012. Hon. John A. Boehner, Speaker, House of Representatives, Capitol, Washington, DC. Dear Mr. Speaker: I hereby offer my resignation as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, effective January 17, 2012. It has been a privilege and honor to serve this institution as Sergeant at Arms since the 104th Congress. If I can ever be of service to the House of Representatives in the future, please do not hesitate to call upon me. Sincerely, Wilson Livingood, Sergeant at Arms. The SPEAKER. Without objection, the resignation is accepted. There was no objection. Mr. CANTOR. Mr. Speaker, I offer a privileged resolution and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: H. Res. 511 Resolved, That Paul D. Irving of the State of Florida, be, and is hereby, chosen Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives. The resolution was agreed to. A motion to reconsider was laid on the table. The SPEAKER. Will the Sergeant at Arms-designate please take the well. The Chair will now swear in the Sergeant at Arms of the House. The Sergeant at Arms-designate took the oath of office as follows: Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you God. Congratulations. ____________________