Firsts in Congress, Among Members of Color — PICTURES

Jan. 3, 2013, 3:52 a.m.

Among the mem­bers of col­or tak­ing the oath of of­fice for the 113th Con­gress, sev­er­al rep­res­ent­at­ives and two sen­at­ors have ac­col­ades worthy not­ing. Many are first-gen­er­a­tion Amer­ic­ans, but oth­ers stand alone among their col­leagues. Take a look.