In photos: The first day of the history-making 116th Congress
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Members of the 116th Congress were sworn in on Thursday, officially becoming the most racially diverse and female-strong Congress in U.S. history.
The big picture: The freshmen class includes 24 people of color, the first Native American congresswomen, the first Muslim congresswomen, 42 new female members and the youngest person ever elected. Nancy Pelosi become the first person since 1955 to reclaim the speaker's gavel.
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