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Florida Representatives Take Oath at Miami Federal Courthouse


L to R: Chief Judge K. Michael Moore, and Members of Congress Carlos Curbelo, Frederica Wilson, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Earlier this month, Chief Judge K. Michael Moore (S.D. Fla.) administered the oath of office to four members of the South Florida Congressional delegation: Representatives Frederica Wilson of Florida’s 24th District, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida’s 25th District; Carlos Curbelo of Florida’s 26th District; and Lleana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida’s 27th District.

The ceremony at the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. U.S. Federal Courthouse in Miami was an inclusive, multi-cultural, community celebration. A rabbi and a priest offered the invocation and benediction, a local Miami high school band supplied the entertainment, members of another high school presented the colors, and the Congressional delegation represented both sides of the aisle – Republican and Democrat.

Although Members of Congress take the official oath of office in Washington, DC, at the beginning of a new Congress, members often repeat the ceremony in their home districts before their constituents, frequently at their local federal courthouse.

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