CBC Reflections on Opening Day and the Future

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  • Rep. Lacy Clay
  • James Clyburn
  • Cedric Richmond
  • 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. Cedric Richmond (Louisiana): Did your second swearing-in feel different?

It does. The big difference is that coming in now we just have so much on our plate we don't get to think about the ceremonial stuff because we have to go straight to work. But every time is still humbling to know you're a member of the U.S. Congress, so the excitement's still there and you still have goose bumps. 

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