Congressman Leonard Boswell went from being the only democratic congressman from Iowa to being one of three as two newcomers were recently sworn in. Boswell says he’s done as much as he can to help freshman Dave Loebsack and Bruce Braley get settled in Washington.
Boswell says, for fun, he calls himself the "Dean" and will stay that until they vote him out. He says his staff is helping out the two newcomers as much as he can. Boswell says it’s nice to see some fellow democrats in the delegation. Boswell says Braley and Loebsack will bring some fresh ideas and enthusiasm, and he looks forward to meeting with them and talking with them and working as a team for the state and country.
Boswell says he remembers how busy it is for a new congressman, and says it’s a challenge. Boswell says just to get set up and get going is a struggle at first, but it all works out. Boswell says the two will be relieved once they get all the staff hired, phones hooked up and computers running. Boswell is excited about now being the majority party of the House.
Boswell says, "I can just tell you this, it already feels good." Boswell says his party has a lot of responsibility and some "heavy lifting to do." Boswell represents the third district.