In January, the U.S. House of Representatives will seat 41 new Republicans and 17 new Democrats. The Senate will seat 12, 11 of them Republicans. As I write this post, many of those 70 newbies will be either in Washington or making plans to be, as they all have an orientation process to go through. The following excerpt is from a New York Times article on that process:
There is no instruction manual for serving in Congress, but Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California and House majority leader, did send his newly elected Republican colleagues a 125-page spiral-bound document called “Hit the Ground Running” that offers advice on hiring a chief of staff and opening district offices, and a helpful list of orientation “dos and don’ts.”
For more details on the orientation process and insights into the arrangements made by some individuals, click HERE. For some readers, however, the article may be behind a paywall.