Friday, January 4, 2013

Welcome to the 113th Congress (Senate)

Yesterday leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell welcomed senators to the 113th Congress.

   Mr. REID. Madam President, it is my pleasure to convene the 113th Congress. I welcome back all my colleagues to a place that we love, the U.S. Senate.

Welcome to the 113th Congress (House)

Yesterday the United States House of Representatives elected John Boehner of Ohio to be Speaker of the House.  Speeches from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner followed.


 The committee will retire from the Chamber to escort the Speaker-elect to the chair.
   The Sergeant at Arms announced the Speaker-elect of the House of Representatives of the 113th Congress, who was escorted to the chair by the Committee of Escort.

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