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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 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

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Hearing: Public Witnesses Day Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
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1:02 P.M. - The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant section 3(b) of H. Res. 123. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on February 21, 2017.
1:02 P.M. - Investigative Subcommittees of the Committee on Ethics-115th Congress - Pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of rule X, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Investigative Subcommittees of the Committee on Ethics-115th Congress: Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Collins of GA, Mr. Young of IA, Mr. Katko, Mr. Olson, Mr. Ratcliffe, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Rodney Davis of IL, Mr. Faso and Mr. Hultgren.
1:01 P.M. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
1:01 P.M. - SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 123, the Journal of the last day's proceedings was approved.
1:00 P.M. - Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Vincent DeRosa, St. Francis Xavier Church, Washington, DC.
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Most Recent Votes

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Roll Date Bill Result Title/Description
99 02-16 H J RES 43 Passed Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients
98 02-16 H J RES 69 Passed Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska”
97 02-15 H J RES 42 Passed Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants
96 02-15 H J RES 66 Passed Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees.
95 02-15 H J RES 67 Passed Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.


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