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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)

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

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Joint Session of Congress Makes the Final Tally

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12:27 P.M. - The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to H. Res. 37. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 23, 2017.
10:06 A.M. - Pursuant to H. Res. 37, the Members of the House proceeded to the West Front of the Capitol to attend the inaugural ceremonies for the President and Vice-President of the United States. Upon completion of the ceremony, pursuant to H. Res. 37, 115th Congress, the House will stand adjourned until noon on Monday, January 23, 2017, for Morning-Hour Debate.
10:04 A.M. - National Commission on Military, National and Public Service - Pursuant to Section 553 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328), the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. Edward T. Allard III of Los Angeles, California.
10:04 A.M. - Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission - Pursuant to section 603 of the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L. 114-323), the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. Sam Farr of Carmel, California.
10:03 A.M. - The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 18, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 39.
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Roll Date Bill Result Title/Description
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)
56 01-13 H RES 48 Passed Providing for consideration of S.Con.Res 3, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and for other purposes; and S. 84, to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within 7 years of relief from active duty
55 01-13 H RES 48 Passed Providing for consideration of S.Con.Res 3, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and for other purposes; and S. 84, to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within 7 years of relief from active duty

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