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US Congress convenes with old divide

 Anne Easby-Smith, left, and Trace Robbins, right, who work for House Speaker John Boehner, help to prepare the Rayburn Room on Capitol Hill in Washin...
 The U.S. Capitol is seen amid reflections from inside the Cannon House Office Building on the last day of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Wash...

New Congress

Anne Easby-Smith, left, and Trace Robbins, right, who work for House Speaker John Boehner, help to prepare the Rayburn Room on Capitol Hill in Washin...

Congress

The U.S. Capitol is seen amid reflections from inside the Cannon House Office Building on the last day of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Wash...

The Senate and House have ushered in a new U.S. Congress, still bitterly divided and facing big fights in the coming weeks over how the country can continue to pay its bills.
The 113th Congress convened at noon on Thursday, the constitutionally mandated time. Pomp and pageantry began simultaneously in both chambers.
In the Democratic-controlled Senate, Vice President Joe Biden joined his former colleagues. He was swearing in the newest members as well as those who won another term in November.
In the Republican-led House, they were electing the top leader with Republican John Boehner poised to win another term as speaker and then swear in members.


Updated : 2021-10-28 20:13 GMT+08:00