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5 new Minnesota lawmakers join Congress amid shutdown fight


January 4, 2019

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Ilhan Omar was one of five new Representatives sworn in on the House floor. Her three children were with her as new Speaker Nancy Pelosi swore them in. Nancy Pelosi is elected as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

WASHINGTON - Minnesota's large crop of new federal lawmakers were sworn into office on Thursday, plunging right into the dysfunction gripping the U.S. Capitol as a new congressional term gets underway.

The five new House members from Minnesota took their oaths of office shortly after noon along with new and returning colleagues from around the country. The day lacked much of the ceremonial pomp of a normal first day of Congress, with parts of the federal government closed nearly two weeks now thanks to a budget and border security impasse between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats.

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Minnesota Rep-elects Jim Hagedorn and Angie Craig spoke on the House floor before the wearing in ceremony.


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