North Carolina's Congressional Delegation Sworn In

Jan 6, 2015

New members of North Carolina's Congressional delegation were sworn in today in Congress. That includes Republican Senator Thom Tillis and Republican Congressman David Rouzer of the 7th District.

U.S. Senators and Representatives were officially sworn in on the House and Senate floors.

But there were additional ceremonial swearings-in as well, including one hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

U.S. Representative Alma Adams
Credit U.S. Representative Alma Adams

The CBC is headed by Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina's 1st District:

"We are now one of the largest caucuses in the House of Representatives. And I'm proud to say that we have twenty women members. All of our new members are female. And as Joe Biden would say, that's a big deal," said Butterfield.

Democratic Congresswoman Alma Adams of the 12th District is one of those new members Butterfield was referring to. She was sworn in shortly after being elected in November because that Congressional seat was vacant.