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CNN Radio News Day: January 3, 2013
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) swears in the newly elected members of the first session of the 113th Congress in the House Chambers January 3, 2013 in Washington, DC.
January 3rd, 2013
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 3, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • The 113th Congress was sworn-in today.  The ceremonies included Harry Reid re-elected as Senate Majority Leader, and John Boehner given another term as Speaker of the House.  The day also was filled with excitement for many freshman lawmakers.  Dr. Ahmi Bera is one of the new kids on the Hill, representing California's 7th Congressional District.   He says this day has special meaning:

"My dad is out here, my mom's watching at home on television.  They're immigrants from India who came here in the 1950's.  So to watch their son get sworn into the House of Representatives one generation removed is really the story of America."         FULL POST