Rhode Island Democrat Gabe Amo is sworn into Congress

New Democratic Rep. Gabe Amo, the first Black representative from Rhode Island in Congress, was sworn into office Monday. Amo, a Democrat, won a special election in November to replace Democratic Rep. David Cicilline, who stepped down this summer to lead a nonprofit foundation. RHODE ISLAND DEMOCRAT GABE AMO ELECTED, BECOMING STATE’S FIRST BLACK CONGRESSMAN RHODE ISLAND’S HIGHLY CRITICIZED COLUMBUS STATUE RE-EMERGES IN NEARBY TOWN AFTER BEING REMOVED 3 YEARS AGO The House chamber burst into applause as Speaker Mike Johnson swore in the new lawmaker. The son of Ghanaian and Liberian immigrants, Amo worked most recently as a senior adviser to President Joe Biden. He previously worked in state government and in the Obama White House.
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