Welcome Back – 112th Congress Convenes Today

Members of the 112 Congress were sworn in at noon today and not long after, Ohio Republican John Boehner was officially elected Speaker of the House, the position formally held by Nancy Pelosi.

This Congress brings a lot of new numbers to Washington, including 94 freshman, of which 85 are Republicans and nine are Democrats. In total, 242 House members are Republicans while 193 are Democrats. In other numbers, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) became the fourth openly gay member of the 112th Congress, joining Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.).

The new makeup of the Senate includes 51 Democrats, 2 independents and 47 Republicans.

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