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Who Are the Newest Members of the House of Representatives? — PICTURES

June 19, 2012, 6:19 p.m.

Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ar­iz., was sworn in to of­fice on Tues­day after win­ning a spe­cial elec­tion to re­place his former boss, Gab­ri­elle Gif­fords, who resigned earli­er in the year.

Barber is only the latest mem­ber of the House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives to take a seat long after the 112th Con­gress began. The new mem­bers were elec­ted after their their pre­de­cessors resigned in scan­dal, to take new jobs, or for oth­er reas­ons.

There are also two va­can­cies in the House. One is the res­ult of the resig­na­tion of Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., who stepped down to fo­cus on his run for gov­ernor. The oth­er is the res­ult of the death of Rep. Don­ald Payne, D-N.J., earli­er this year.

Be­low are the new­est mem­bers of the House, ac­cord­ing to the House Press Gal­lery web­site.

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