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The 117th Congress Convenes for the First Time
Lawmakers of the 117th Congress met for the first time Sunday as they prepared to take the oath of office. In the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence led a ceremonial swearing in.
“For the meeting of the 117th Congress of the United States, the House will come to order.” “We bow before your throne of grace as we leave behind the politically and socially clamorous year of 2020. We gather now in this consequential chamber to inaugurate another chapter in our roller coaster representative government. May we, of the 117th Congress, refuel the lamp of liberty. So brimful that generations unborn will witness its undying flame.” “If the senators to be sworn will now present themselves at the desk in pairs. As their names are called, in alphabetical order, the chair will administer their oaths of office.” “Mr. Booker. Mrs. Capito.” “Please raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which you’re about to enter, so help you God?” “I do.” “I do.” “Congratulations, Senator.”
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