Congressman Roscoe Bartlett's 20-year run in Western Maryland has come to an end. Democrat John Delaney won by double-digit margins. He and his staff spent the day moving into their office on Capitol Hill.
"I'm very excited. Obviously, a lot of hard work and many people contributed to this day and I feel I've been put here to get some things done," says Rep. John Delaney (D), Md. 6th District.
Some of the things include investing education, agriculture and infrastructure.
"I think the things that are important to western Maryland, to some extent, are some of the things that are important to the Montgomery side of the district, which are jobs and opportunities for children," says Rep. Delaney.
Congressmen Bill Shuster has represented Pennsylvania's 9th District for 11 years. He says he has some goals he wants to accomplish in Washington, D.C. during the next two years.
"It's all about jobs, creating jobs, good jobs for the American people, for the people of the 9th District and for the people in Franklin County," says Rep. Bill Shuster (R), Pa. 9th District. "I think it's very important that we restrain our spending. It's an absolute must or we're going to drive this country into bankruptcy."
Shuster voted to avert the fiscal cliff; he has a prediction for the upcoming months.
"I believe in the coming months we're going to have a very big battle over here in Washington over spending," says Rep. Shuster. "We've got to get our spending under control, and I'm willing to say right here and now that if it takes shutting down the government for five days, for five weeks, for five months...that's something we're going to have to do to get our spending under control."
Another one of Delaney's goals in housing finance reform, after the Fannie Mae meltdown. He plans to open a district office in Hagerstown soon.