“The Democratic Party formally takes control of the US Congress today and will mark its return to power on Capitol Hill by introducing measures designed to curb the gifts and pet projects beloved of America’s politicians.”
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Not a moment too soon.
Nancy Pelosi will be sworn in today too.
“First, let’s pause to recognize the historic significance of the first woman and first Californian to assume a position that will put her second in succession to the presidency of the United States.”