- LORETTA SANCHEZCongresswoman from Orange County, California. In a historic victory in a traditionally conservative seat, Congresswoman Sanchez ousted Republican Robert Dornan by a narrow margin in November’s election
- DANNY DAVISFrom the 7th Congressional District in Chicago, Illinois. A Democratic congressman, Danny Davis is a former Chicago city councillor and a former Cook County commissioner. He joins us from Chicago.
- JIM MCGOVERNFrom Worcester, Massachusetts. Jim McGovern defeated a two-term incumbent in November’s election. He was a former aid to Congressman Joseph Moakley and earned a strong reputation as a champion of human rights, especially in El Salvador.
- Ron PaulA Republican from Houston, Texas, he defeated a four-term Republican in the primary before winning November’s election. Congressman Paul ran for president in 1988 on the Libertarian Party ticket and previously served in Congress in the late 1970s.
Two years ago, the sound and fury of the Republican Revolution shook official Washington. But Congress today seems serene by comparison — no 100 day marathons or Contracts with America. Speaker Newt Gingrich is even talking about holding regular meetings with the Congressional Black Caucus.
As the 105th Congress opens, we’ll take a look today at what’s happening on Capitol Hill, especially with the 32 new Republican and 42 new Democratic members of Congress.