WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who was elected overwhelmingly to a second term in November, was sworn in today for a second term as the 113th Congress convened in Washington. Corker joined fellow senators in the Senate Chamber at noon today to take the oath, administered by Vice President Joe Biden.

“I am grateful for the tremendous privilege Tennesseans have given me once again to represent them in the U.S. Senate and to weigh in on the big issues facing our country. We face historic challenges that require both parties to work together, the most significant of which is dealing with our fiscal issues by reforming Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid so they are solvent for the long haul. I am more energized than ever and remain committed to offering meaningful solutions for these and other important issues,” Corker said.

Earlier this month, Corker offered legislation to raise the debt ceiling by roughly $1 trillion in exchange for roughly $1 trillion in reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. (Click HERE for a summary of the Dollar for Dollar Act and HERE for the bill text.)