Hearing from the Bit Players in Congress' Opening Show

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As the new Congress gets sworn in, behind the scenes, hundreds of staffers, custodians, clerks and carpenters are hustling about adjusting to new residents of Capitol Hill. We hear their voices and learn about the tasks they are doing on this busy day in Washington.



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