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Nov. 14, 2018 - Incoming members of the U.S. House of Representatives gathered for the freshman class photo on a chilly but clear day in front of the Capitol.  The incoming members are in town for two weeks of orientation; the 116th Congress is scheduled to meet starting Jan. 3, 2019.  Democrat will have control of the House for the first time since 2010, although the size of their majority is not yet certain.  A total of nine House races are yet to be called (CA-39, CA-45, GA-7, ME-2, NJ-3, NY-22, NY-27, TX-3 and UT-4), but thus far the freshman class includes 56 Democrats and 31 Republicans.  It also includes at least 34 women (33 Democrats and 1 Republican), a record.  Four other women are in races yet to be called (3 Democrats and 1 Republican).

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