Doug Jones and Tina Smith Sworn into Office

Thursday, January 4, 2018


The Republican majority in the Senate narrows to 51 to 49 as two Democratic senators are sworn into office. Vice President Mike Pence, administered the oath of office to Doug Jones and Tina Smith. 


Jones won last month’s special election here in Alabama and will represent one of the most conservative states in the nation. He will be under pressure to find some areas of agreement with Republicans and has cited the funding of infrastructure improvements as one possible avenue. 


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