Van Drew Among New Members of Congress Sworn in at U.S. Capitol

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As the federal government finishes out nearly two weeks under a partial government shutdown, a new Congress was sworn in today.

On Thursday, January 3rd, the 116th Congress was sworn in at the United States Capitol.

Attending and voting for the first time was newly elected 2nd District Congressman Jeff Van Drew.

Van Drew, a Democrat, is taking over the seat from the now-retired Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo.

Though Van Drew voted against her leadership, California's Nancy Pelosi was elected House Speaker for the second time.

Pelosi became the first woman to hold the position, when she was first elected speaker in 2007.

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