Langevin Serves As Speaker On First Day Of New Session

(Washington, DC)  --  Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin presided over the U.S. House for the first day of its new session.  Langevin was chosen by newly-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as Speaker pro tempore.  He received a standing ovation from his colleagues and it was noted that the speaker's podium was altered in 2010 to allow for wheelchair access.  Langevin is the first quadriplegic elected to Congress.

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