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"I'm Marco werman. The most diverse US congress ever was sworn in today. One. Remember is Ilhan Omar the first Somali American congresswoman her campaign was a turning point for this Minnesota voter I'll I kept on saying then someone running that looks exactly like me. And what I said exactly like the I'm meant skin color. I meant that he jab also new congress Rashida to lab Michigan's new Representative with sworn in wearing a tobe, it's a special dress handed down to her by her Palestinian mother, and that's inspired women across the country to post photos of their jobs has now they finally feel that they can express themselves openly and embrace their culture openly representation matters the story's ahead on the world. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. The new session of congress is underway. New members of the Senate and house have been sworn in. And Democrat Nancy Pelosi has been officially acted speaker of the US house of representatives. Here's NPR's. Don gonyea, Nancy Pelosi becomes speaker for the second time having previously held the position from two thousand seven to two thousand eleven in her opening speech. She pointed out that this is the one hundred year of women having the right to vote in the US. And she noted that this house and Senate convene with over one hundred women members of congress."