After closing out the 112th Congress with one final hour, the House opens the 113th Congress with a quorum call, which will be followed by election of the speaker, the administration of the oath of office and the adoption of the House rules package.
The Senate swears in new and re-elected senators.
Convenes at 11 a.m. for the last daily meeting of the 112th Congress.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
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.