CBC Reflections on Opening Day and the Future

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  • Elijah Cummings
  • Gregory Meeks
  • Joyce Beatty
  • Donna Edwards
  • Terri Sewell
  • Rep. Barbara Lee
  • Emanuel Cleaver
  • "Conscience of the Congress"
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson
  • Rep. Donald Payne Jr.
  • Rep. Lacy Clay
  • James Clyburn
  • Cedric Richmond

Rep. Joyce Beatty (Ohio): You had your first day and first vote in Congress. Do you feel like you've "arrived?"

I do. There's so much work to do, but everything was so exciting and everyone so nice. I'm just proud that I can be part of the Ohio delegation. I'm most nervous about the work we have to do and the time that we have to get it done. 

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