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January 06, 2011


Two Lawmakers Vote Without Being Sworn In

Huffington Post: "Two House Republicans have cast votes as members of the 112th Congress, but were not sworn in on Wednesday, a violation of the Constitution on the same day that the GOP had the document read from the podium. The Republicans, incumbent Pete Sessions of Texas and freshman Mike Fitzpatrick, missed the swearing in, but watched it on television from the Capitol Visitors Center."

"There is no provision in the Constitution for a remote swearing-in by television."

Roll Call notes it's unclear whether Democrats "will force the chamber to restart the entire process of opening the new Congress. That would result in a delay of the health care repeal vote for several days."












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