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Senators Get (Mock) Sworn Into the 113th Congress

January 3, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden presided over a mock swearing in ceremony of the newly and re-elected senators of the 113th Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. Included here are the new members.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden.(Chet Susslin)

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds his son Rider during a mock swearing-in ceremony with his wife, Cathy Holahan Murphy, and other son Owen. (Chet Susslin)

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, shakes hands with the Vice President as her husband, Leighton Kim Oshima, looks on. (Chet Susslin)


Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., shakes hands with the Vice President. His wife Julie stands behind them.(Chet Susslin)

Sen. Tim Scott, R- S.C., holds up his right hand while his mother, Francis Scott, watches.(Chet Susslin)

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.,is sworn in next to his wife, Cheryl Flake.(Chet Susslin)


Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., shakes hands with the Vice President as his wife, Jill, watches. (Chet Susslin)

Sen. Ted Cruz. R-Texas, talks with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, lifts their daughter Caroline and as their other daughter Catherine stands below. (Chet Susslin)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., takes the oath while her husband, Dr. Darwin Lange, holds the Bible. (Chet Susslin)

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