Posted by on January 05, 2011 in Blog

Today marks the first day of the 112th Congress.  At 12:00pm today both the House and the Senate will be called to order.  In the House, outgoing Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, will deliver remarks followed by incoming speaker, Rep. John Boehner.  Following his remarks and his own swearing in, Rep. Boehner will swear in the other members of the House.  On the Senate side, Vice President Joe Biden will assist with the swearing in of new and re-elected Senators.  Other ceremonial measures will also take place and the 112th Congress will officially begin. 

Things are already taking shape in this 112th Congress as Republican members like Darrell Issa, (R-CA), who will lead the House Oversight Panel, has already promised to hold hearings focusing on foreclosure mitigation strategies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, WikiLeaks, and other issues.  Of significant concern to the Arab American community as well, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter king (R-NY) has promised to hold hearings on what he calls the radicalization of Muslims in the United States. 

The stage has been set for the 112th Congress and as always, we will keep you updated.

Click here to watch the opening session live!

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