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Heard on the Hill: Notes From the First Day Back

HOH spotted Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) chatting with his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), on the Senate floor, but the elder Paul left briefly and actually missed his son’s swearing-in ...

We eyed Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) leaving the Members’ Dining Room with carryout shortly after the House voted for Speaker ...

Perhaps not unexpectedly, several Congressional kids dozed off during the lengthy Speaker vote ...

Also not unexpectedly, several new Members were spotted asking for directions to the House floor ...

When called to be the first person to vote for Speaker, Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) quipped, “I vote [Nancy] Pelosi and move to close the roll,” drawing laughter ...

Sen. Mary Landrieu and freshman Rep. Cedric Richmond, the only Democrats in the Louisiana delegation, dined on king cake in Richmond’s office to celebrate the new Congress and Three Kings Day ...

New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Kelly Ayotte (R) are the first bipartisan, all-female Senate delegation, and Shaheen is also the state’s first female senior Senator ...

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