Almost all of the 435 House members and 33 senators were sworn in on Thursday in Washington, D.C. These are the people that were elected or re-elected in the November election.
In case you missed the event, check out the video above. It includes remarks from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and the mass swearing-in ceremony.
The procedure looks grand and historical and the words are filled with intended purpose. But, if the actions of the last Congress are any indication, then the 113th Congress is well on its way to failure out the gate. I won’t blame each individual member, but the leadership (i.e., Boehner) should have changed hands.
I really wish this Congress was off to a better start. *sigh*