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North Carolina's Congressional Delegation Sworn In

U.S. Representative Alma Adams
U.S. Representative Alma Adams

New members of North Carolina's Congressional delegation were sworn in today in Congress. That includes Republican Senator Thom Tillis and Republican Congressman David Rouzer of the 7th District.

U.S. Senators and Representatives were officially sworn in on the House and Senate floors.

But there were additional ceremonial swearings-in as well, including one hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

The CBC is headed by Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina's 1st District:

"We are now one of the largest caucuses in the House of Representatives. And I'm proud to say that we have twenty women members. All of our new members are female. And as Joe Biden would say, that's a big deal," said Butterfield.

Democratic Congresswoman Alma Adams of the 12th District is one of those new members Butterfield was referring to. She was sworn in shortly after being elected in November because that Congressional seat was vacant.

Jessica Jones covers both the legislature in Raleigh and politics across the state. Before her current assignment, Jessica was given the responsibility to open up WUNC's first Greensboro Bureau at the Triad Stage in 2009. She's a seasoned public radio reporter who's covered everything from education to immigration, and she's a regular contributor to NPR's news programs. Jessica started her career in journalism in Egypt, where she freelanced for international print and radio outlets. After stints in Washington, D.C. with Voice of America and NPR, Jessica joined the staff of WUNC in 1999. She is a graduate of Yale University.
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