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110th Congress Takes Office: House of Representatives Assemble on Capitol Hill

January 3, 2007
Press Release
January 4, 2007

Washington, DC -- I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

With these words, the Members of the 110th Congress took the oath of office today - marking 218 years of uninterrupted elected national government under the U.S. Constitution. 

The House of Representatives proceeded to elect its officers:

  • Speaker - Hon. Nancy Pelosi (California)
  • Majority Leader - Hon. Steny Hoyer (Maryland)
  • Republican Leader - Hon. John Boehner (Ohio)
  • Majority Whip - Hon. James E. Clyburn (South Carolina)
  • Republican Whip - Hon. Roy Blunt (Missouri)
  • Clerk - Hon. Karen Lehman Haas
  • Sergeant at Arms - Hon. Wilson S. Livingood
  • Chief Administrative Officer - Hon. James M. Eagan, III
  • Chaplain - Hon. Daniel P. Coughlin