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David Perdue takes office as new Congress convenes
Georgia's new senator vows to work for Georgians, build consensus
New Congress
Members of the House of Representatives, many with their families, stand for the Pledge of Allegiance as they gather Tuesday for the opening session of the 114th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, is expected to win a third despite a tea party-backed effort to unseat him, and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., ascends to majority leader of the Senate after Democrats lost control the wake of November's midterm elections. - photo by J. Scott Applewhite
The new Republican majority in Congress took control Tuesday with several new faces from Georgia as part of the mix. Sen. David Perdue took the oath of office, replacing retired Sen. Saxby Chambliss. He joins now senior Sen. Johnny Isakson and 10 GOP House members, four of them newcomers, in Georgia’s largest ever Republican delegation.