New Congress sworn in

Congress welcomes its most diverse class of legislators in its history. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
1:46 | 01/04/19

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It was truly an extraordinary day on Capitol Hill absolutely there are now more women than ever before and congress 100 in two of them and it's more racially diverse than ever. With the swearing in of the 116. Congress it's a new and more diverse looking day on Capitol Hill but I. Among them the first two missing women. Ever to serve in congress. Michigan's refs cheated to leave wearing a traditional Palestinian taupe or tress and sworn in on Thomas Jefferson's Koran and Minnesota's Elan Omar who came to the US 23 years ago as a refugee from Somalia. Omar and her father reflected on the historic day. At all yeah. Think any city could have imagined any of these would any of these things would be possible. Put the eight year old Phil Hun that they were fleeing with. From war. Slid over twenty years ago so. And I'm gonna cry at. Other milestones New York's Alexandria costs you'll quartets becoming the youngest woman ever elected to congress at age 29. I am a Pressley the first black congresswoman from Massachusetts and Deb pollen and ensure Reece Davidson the first two native American women in congress among the new Republican faces former navy seal Ben Crenshaw who lost and I'm while serving in Afghanistan. This isn't right fantastic I mean either side the Aaron you have to love that you want to represented to look more like the country there are present. Absolutely and and diverse through and through yet and then let us hope that they can I come to an agreement for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who were hoping to get things moving with a got some work to do right away absolutely.

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