113th Session Of Congress Convenes


Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, center, waves as U.S.... News PhotoCapitol Building - Washington DC,Capitol Hill,Congress,Democracy,Democratic Party - USA,Election,Finance,Government,Horizontal,Illinois,Joe Manchin,Joseph Biden,Mark Kirk,North America,Politics,Republican Party,Standing,The Americas,The Media,USA,Vice President,Washington DC,Waving,West Virginia - US StatePhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergSenator Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, center, waves as U.S. Vice President Joseph 'Joe' Biden, left, and Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, right, look on while standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Kirk returned for the first time since he suffered a stroke on Jan. 23, 2012. 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