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Newest Lawmaker Joins The House

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will swear in the newest House member Tuesday as Democrats welcome Rep.-elect Laura Richardson to Washington to fill the seat formerly occupied by deceased California Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald.

Richardson triumphed in a bitterly-fought contest to replace the former chairwoman of the House Administration Committee after her death in April following a quiet battle with cancer.

Pelosi will officially swear Richardson in during an afternoon ceremony and then perform a mock swearing-in later Tuesday evening on the House floor when most members will be present for votes.

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