113th Session Of Congress Convenes


Representative John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, holds the gavel... News PhotoCalifornia,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Capitol Hill,Congress,Democracy,Democratic Party - USA,Election,Finance,Gavel,Government,Horizontal,John Boehner,Nancy Pelosi,North America,Ohio,Politics,Receiving,Republican Party,The Americas,The Media,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergRepresentative John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, holds the gavel after receiving it from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, left, after Boehner was elected to a second term as Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. 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