Swearing in a historically diverse Congress
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) poses with a Koran for a ceremonial swearing-in picture on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 3, 2019. The 116th Congress has the most diverse House membership in history, including a record number of women and Latinos, and...more
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the first Palestinian-American woman and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, was sworn in on Thomas Jefferson's copy of the Koran. The book was translated by George Sale into English in 1734 and currently...more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) celebrates with most of the House Democratic women after a group photograph was taken of them all on the second day of the new 116th Congress. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) poses with a Koran. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. Hannah Gaber-USA TODAY
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) is one of the first two Native American women seated in Congress. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) swore in on a law book. She is the first openly bisexual person in the Senate, and Arizona's first woman senator. Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) poses with a Gullah language New Testament. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is one of the first two black women elected to Congress from New England. Hannah Gaber-USA TODAY
Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) poses for photos with Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), Representative-elect Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Representative-elect Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)...more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) poses with most of the House Democratic women for a group photograph on Capitol Hill. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) poses with a Bible. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL). REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stands with her mother Blanca Ocasio-Cortez. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL). REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Democratic women of the House pose for a group photograph. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) poses with a Bible. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM). REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) poses with a Bible. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) takes a selfie photo with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) as the House meets for the start of the 116th Congress inside the House Chamber. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA). REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) poses with a Bible. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) poses for a selfie during a photo opportunity with House Democratic women. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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