113th Congress Begins

The 113th Congress was sworn in on Jan. 3. John Boehner (R-OH) was narrowly reelected as speaker of the House of Representatives, even though 10 Republicans voted for someone else and two members abstained.

The 113th Congress was sworn in on Jan. 3. John Boehner (R-OH) was narrowly reelected as speaker of the House of Representatives, even though 10 Republicans voted for someone else and two members abstained. Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) will serve as House Majority Leader and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will continue to serve as House Minority Leader. Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) will serve as House Minority Whip. Harry Reid (D-NV) will continue as Senate Majority Leader and Dick Durbin (D-IL) will serve as Majority Whip. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will continue as Minority Leader and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) will be the new Minority Whip.