113th Session Of Congress Convenes


House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, left, jokes with... News PhotoAdult,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Capitol Hill,Ceremony,Congress,Democracy,Democratic Party - USA,Election,Finance,Government,Horizontal,Humor,John Boehner,Joseph P. Kennedy III,Lauren Birchfield,Looking,Massachusetts,North America,Oath,Ohio,Politics,Republican Party,Speaker of the House,The Americas,The Media,USA,Washington DC,Wife,WomenPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergHouse Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, left, jokes with Representative Joe Kennedy III, a Democrat from Massachusetts, right, as Kennedy's wife Lauren Birchfield, center, looks on during a mock swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Kennedy is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, who served as U.S. attorney general and ran for President in 1968. The 113th Congress convenes today in Washington where new members will try to meld their diverse backgrounds in a legislature containing a record seven openly gay lawmakers, an unprecedented 20 women in the Senate and the first all-female state delegation, from New Hampshire. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images