New lawmakers being sworn in on Capitol Hill
January 3rd, 2013
12:34 PM ET

New lawmakers being sworn in on Capitol Hill

It is a new day on Capitol Hill and a new session.

And along with a slew of items to deal with there are some important changes going on: specifically your new lawmakers. This year sees more women and more Latinos in our chambers than ever.

And right now, happening live on CNN, Vice President Joe Biden is swearing in those that will become new senators.

What else is happening today on Capitol Hill? A vote on whether House Speaker John Boehner will be re-elected. (Boehner is confident he will be.)

Let's be clear, as this new session starts, there is plenty of old business that needs to be solved. 

If you want to take a deeper dive into what issues Congress is facing and the latest debates following the fiscal cliff and Sandy aid debate, you can find all our best stories below. And then let us know in the comments if you think your elected officials will do what you're hoping for this year.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. saywhat

    Let us just hope that he New Congress is cognizant of the public sentiment and gets down to work for the people who sent them there.
    Bipartisan bickering & self interests have made a spectacle of this Congress on the world stage, we shouldn't let that go on.

    January 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mary

    How long will this JOKE above stay up Cnn?

    January 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Portland tony

    Lawmakers my a ss. Obstructionists and self serving relics. Sworn in...More likely Sworn "at".

    January 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Pete

    They're sworn in till midterms then out the door they go republicans..You've just screwed over too many people now with this denile initially of the emergency bill for Sandys victims but after Christies hell raising publicly admonishing Boehner and republican reps the same he gave in and gave a fraction of what was promised...They're your republican reps ,kick them all out midterms and I'll do my share to do it as well!!

    January 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chrissy

    Agreed @ Pete! They really need to go ESPECIALLY those that been in office forever!

    January 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. banasy©

    Oh, goody!
    As chrissy would say, Romper Room is back in session!

    January 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. chrissy

    Lol banasy that or sesame street!

    January 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. saywhat

    Boehner has been reelected folks.
    Those up on the Hill seem to have lost all sense of self esteem and dignity. Is this our lot to content with?

    January 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. chrissy

    Sure looks like it @ saywhat. A bunch of spineless ninnys!

    January 3, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. ronvan

    I will bet you my last penny that the "good old boys" have already, or getting ready, to ":EXPLAIN" to the new members
    on how things REALLY work, when and how they will vote, remain silent, etc.! Until we get tired of just talking about our "elected, misfit, children" and VOTE ALL of them out of office, there will be NO change! What they need to do is pass laws that make it illegal for lobbyists, special interest groups, etc., to even speak to an elected official!

    January 6, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply

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