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Washington • Utah's Mia Love will make history Tuesday, when she is sworn in as the first black female Republican member of Congress.
In addition, longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch will take on a larger role as the president pro tempore of the Senate, a role that puts him third in line of presidential succession.
Congress gavels into session Tuesday at 10 a.m. MST, and new and returning members will be sworn in shortly thereafter.
Love, who was elected in November in Utah's 4th District, will join her fellow representatives on the House floor to take the oath of office.
The Beehive State will have an all-GOP delegation for the first time in 14 years.
Hatch, as the senior Republican in the new GOP-run Senate, takes over as stand-in for the Senate president: Vice President Joe
Biden, who rarely comes to Capitol Hill.