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Members-elect gather for the 115th Congress freshman class photo. The photo is traditionally taken before the start of each Congress on the stairs of the East Front of the Capitol. (Photo by Fred Schilling)

Newly-Elected Members on Capitol Hill

The freshman class will be sworn in on January 3, 2017.

The Electoral College votes were transported into the House Chamber in two wooden chests to be counted and verified by Members of Congress.

Electoral College Vote Count

Joint Session of Congress Makes the Final Tally

Time Session
12:37 P.M. - DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 55.
12:36 P.M. - Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 55 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions."
12:03 P.M. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:03 P.M. - ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of Rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from California, Mr. Becerra, the whole number of the House is 433.
12:02 P.M. - The House received a communication from Representative Becerra wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective on January 24, 2017.
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Most Recent Votes

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Roll Date Bill Result Title/Description
61 01-23 H R 582 Passed Kari’s Law Act
60 01-23 H R 423 Passed Anti-Spoofing Act
59 01-13 S 84 Passed To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces
58 01-13 S CON RES 3 Passed Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026
57 01-13 S CON RES 3 Failed On Agreeing to the Amendment (Yarmuth of Kentucky Amendment No. 1)


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