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Lawmakers Convene for 110th Congress

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Lawmakers Convene for 110th Congress

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Lawmakers Convene for 110th Congress

Lawmakers Convene for 110th Congress

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The Democratic-controlled 110th United States Congress convened at noon Thursday, where Nancy Pelosi became the first female speaker of the House in history. New Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) also held a closed-door meeting with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other lawmakers in an effort to start things on a positive note. Reporting from Capitol Hill, David Welna describes the mood to Luke Burbank.