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113th Congress / Female Senators #1040288

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 03, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The first day for the 113th Congress and John Boehner’s re-election as Speaker of the House noted; scenes shown of Representative Nancy Pelosi handing the gavel to Boehner.

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The record number of female senators featured; scenes shown of women being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden; photos shown of the first women senators, Hattie Wyatt Caraway†† and Margaret Chase Smith. [Senator Heidi HEITKAMP††- says she hopes for more willingness to compromise.] [Senator Barbara MIKULSKI††- recalls it was forbidden for women to wear trousers on the Senate floor in 1992.] [Senator Deb FISCHER††- comments on building relationships.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Photo of the New Hampshire delegation, who are all women, shown.

Pelley, Scott;
Cordes, Nancy

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