USA Today reports:
Georgia’s Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were sworn into the Senate Wednesday, officially giving Democrats control of the chamber as President Joe Biden aims to push through his legislative agenda. The senators were sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, one of her first actions as vice president just hours after she and Biden celebrated their inauguration.
Harris, who resigned the Senate this week ahead of her inauguration, also swore in her replacement: Democrat Alex Padilla. He is California’s first Latino senator. The power shift marks the first time Democrats have controlled the upper chamber since 2014 and the first time in a decade that Democrats will control the House, Senate and White House. The last time was in 2011 under former President Barack Obama.
Vice President Kamala Harris swears in Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock and Alex Padilla as U.S. Senators, changing the balance of power in the Senate pic.twitter.com/3MSfjazVDO
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