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11 Surprisingly Endearing Pictures Of Congressmen Getting Sworn In

Adorable kids can make even politicians look like human beings. Sort of, anyway.

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WASHINGTON — At the start of every Congress, there's the actual swearing in, and then the much cooler ceremonial swearing in later on (don't ask). Members queue up and wait their turn to stand next to Speaker John Boehner with their families around them, lay their hand on the religious text of their choice, and get blinded by the flash bulbs.

It’s a time-honored tradition, and one of the only endearing things about Congress.

John Stanton is a senior national correspondent for BuzzFeed News. In 2014, Stanton was a recipient of the National Press Foundation’s 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.

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