113th Session Of Congress Convenes


Representative-elect Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from Illinois,... News PhotoArrival,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Capitol Hill,Congress,Democracy,Democratic Party - USA,Election,Finance,Government,Illinois,Ladda Duckworth,North America,Politics,The Americas,The Media,USA,Vertical,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergRepresentative-elect Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from Illinois, arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Duckworth lost both legs after her helicopter was shot down in Iraq in 2004. 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