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Word on the Hill: Swearing In

Events surrounding the first day of the new Congress

Former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, conducted a special swearing-in ceremony with Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., in the Capitol in September. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, conducted a special swearing-in ceremony with Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., in the Capitol in September. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Happy 2017 and welcome back!

Congress is in full force today with Senate and House swearing-in of the 115th Congress. Stay tuned for Roll Call’s coverage all day.

Here are the details on events surrounding the ceremonies.

Plan your day

9 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: TheCongressional Black Caucus swearing-in at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. The event is closed to the public.

11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.: Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz open house in 1114 Longworth House Office Building.

11:30 a.m. – noon: Rep-elect John Faso open house in 1616 Longworth House Office Building.

Noon: Rep-elect Anthony Brown event for guests to watch the swearing-in, Library of Congress.

1 p.m.: Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., conducts the Senate swearing-in in the old Senate chamber.

1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.: Rep-elect Lisa Blunt Rochester reception at the Library of Congress.

2:25 p.m.: Speaker Paul D. Ryan conducts the House swearing-in.

2 p.m.–4 p.m.: “Michigan Hall” open house with Reps. Debbie Dingell, Justin Amash and John Moolenaar in 114 Cannon House Office Building.

6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.: EMILY’s List celebration for the 12 new pro-choice Democratic women elected to Congress at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW.

Staffer shuffle

Sean Savett will serve as press secretary for Sen.-elect Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. Savett worked with Duckworth’s campaign as a senior adviser for communications.

Highlights of the month ahead

Jan. 19: Thanks, ObamaJan. 20: Inauguration Day

Jan. 21: Women’s March on Washington

Happy Birthday to…

Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, 46.

What’s going on?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.com

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