Florida Representatives Take Oath at Miami Federal Courthouse
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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