Jessica Taylor. The th Congress officially convened on Thursday with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. And with Democrats' newfound power and Republicans' first time in the minority in nearly a decade, both parties saw a shuffle in their leadership teams.
Elected to Congress inDr. Richard Dick Armey went to Washington as a novice. As he has said many times, "When I came to Washington, the only Congressman I'd known or spent much time with was the man I beat.
Both senators were chosen by acclamation, according to those familiar with the private caucus meetings. Bill Nelson remains undecided. In the House, the elections were unfolding differently, after Democrats won control of the chamber, putting Republicans in the minority.
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