House Session, Part 1
The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.
Q&A with Larry Kissell and Anh Cao Two new members of the U.S. House of Representatives were interviewed.
Representative Larry Kissell was elected to North Carolina’s south central 8th District on November 4, 2008. He defeated five-term Republican Congressman Robin Hayes with 55% of the vote in a rematch. He lost to Representative Hayes in 2006 by 329 votes. Representative-Elect Larry Kissell was interviewed on January 5, 2009, the day before he took the oath of office.
Representative Anh “Joseph” Cao was interviewed on January 7, 2009, the day after he took the oath of office. The new Republican congressman represents Louisiana’s 2nd District, which includes New Orleans. Representative Cao defeated nine-term Democratic Congressman William Jefferson with 49% of the vote and became the first Vietnamese American elected to Congress. The election was delayed until December after Hurricane Gustav hit Louisiana in September 2008. close