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The opening day of the 110th Congress includes the swearing in of the Representatives and the election of the Speaker of the House.
Paul Broun was sworn in as the representative of the Tenth District of Georgia to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Charles Norwood.
The House passed a bill implementing certain 9/11 Commission recommendations. Lawmakers also voted for oversight on intelligence spending.
Former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) gave his farewell speech in the House.
The co-chairs of the U.S. Helsinki Commission heard testimony on torture and other banned treatment of prisoners. Topics included human rights violations, radical social movements on the left and right,…