Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) is urging his House colleagues to wear bracelets proclaiming their opposition to Arizona's strict new immigration law.Baca, a former chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, distributed the red and navy bracelets which read No to Arizonas Immigration Law during a series of House votes Thursday evening.Im encouraging everyone in solidarity to wear them, he said, adding that there seems to be a lot of interest among CHC members as well as more broadly.Among the lawmakers who plan to display a bracelet are Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.).
On January 3, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., raises her right hand as her son Henry messes up her hair while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., delivers the ceremonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber. Gillibrand's other son Theodore, lower right, looks on.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.