WASHINGTON--The new Congress gets sworn in at noon Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ill.) is expected to be re-elected Speaker. When the new House members take their oath of office, Illinois will have six freshmen, a Republican, Rodney Davis and five Democrats, Tammy Duckworth, Cheri Bustros, Brad Schneider, Bill Foster and William Enyart.
On Wednesday evening, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) hosted a reception attended by the new members.
My post on the new committee assignments for the freshmen is HERE.