VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Xochitl Torres Small
New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District
Representative Torres Small grew up in the New Mexico desert and brings her extensive knowledge of local governments, farmers, developers, and conservationists to the House. She’s a rising star and a new member to watch in the 116th Congress.
At the beginning of each new Congress, the new members are sworn into office, the Speaker of the House is chosen, the House Rules are adopted and there are numerous other first day agenda items to complete. The second video in a series on new members discussing their first day and plans for the year ahead with us. You can view the the video with Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) here and the video with Rep. Andy Levin (MI-09) here.
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