But neither side got what it wanted out of last weekís elections. Republicans were denied our candidateís bid for the White House, and Democrats were thwarted in their attempt to regain control of Congress. Yet the issues facing our country remain.
As elected leaders, we each must recommit ourselves to work together toward putting our country on a prosperous, sustainable path and restoring Americaís promise as a land of opportunity. Thatís our job, and the people have told us to get back to work.
Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., is a member of the Agriculture, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce committees.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.