Incoming House members prep for do’s and don’ts on the Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House’s historic incoming class of lawmakers is getting lessons on the basics of Capitol Hill.
It’s orientation week, which means newly elected Democrats and Republicans are streaming into Washington flush with victory and, at least for the Democrats who will control the House, ready to take on President Donald Trump.
But first, the House lawmakers-in-waiting are being schooled beginning Tuesday on such matters as hiring and making their offices run smoothly.
They will take their official photos, meet colleagues and take what could prove to be the toughest vote of their early careers — electing their leadership.
Eight years of House Republican control ended with last week’s elections. Democrats gained at least 32 seats and the majority.