Planning for the 57th quadrennial presidential inauguration has been under way for months. George Washington’s first inauguration was held in New York City in 1789. But since 1901, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has been responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and luncheon that follows.
Saturday, Jan. 19
National Day of Service Summit on the National Mall, 9:30 a.m.
Kids’ Inaugural Concert, Washington Convention Center, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Official Swearing-In, Naval Observatory, 8:15 a.m.
President Barack Obama’s Official Swearing-In, White House — Blue Room, 11:55 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 21
Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony, Capitol West Front, 11:30 a.m.
Musical Selections: U.S. Marine Band, PS 22, Staten Island, N.Y., and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.
From left, Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., David Goldman, the father of a child who was abducted to Brazil by the mother, and Arvind Chawdra, a father whose two children were abducted to India by their mother, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction.
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.