CBC Reflections on Opening Day and the Future

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

Rep. Marcia Fudge: What were you thinking as you waited to receive the gavel?

I was thinking about how awesome this opportunity is and the responsibility that goes with it. Once you start to realize it's really happened, you start to think about how many things you want to do and how many you think you can do. But most important I was thinking how grateful and blessed I am to be in this position. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Marcia Fudge)

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