Tuesday, 3 January 2017

First Day of a new Congress

At noon, Washington DC time, (5pm GMT) a new Congress will start. I normally watch both the House and Senate - thanks to the miracle of the Internet - https://www.c-span.org/. I'm afraid that Congress isn't as precise with its timings as the UK Parliament.

Key events today in the House of Representatives will be The Election of the Speaker (How many will 'rebel' and fail to vote for the current leader of their own party?); the collective swearing in of members, and the debate on changes to the Rules of the House.

Well worth watching!

As this New Year develops, this blog will be commenting upon & explaining many of the events in Congress - keep watching this space....!

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