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Article Published: 29 Jan 2021

D.C. 2021: The New Crew

The month of January brought changes to the federal government. The most visible, of course, took place on January 20, when Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Kamala Harris became the first female, first Black, and first Asian American vice president. The U.S. Congress is scheduled to commence its 117th session on January 3. The Democratic party has maintained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while the U.S. Senate is now split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, but Harris, as presiding officer, is able to cast tie-breaking votes.

This article was published in the Winter 2021 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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