Rep. Joe Morelle takes oath of office in Washington

It’s been decades since there was a new representative of the 25th District, a position long held by the late Louise Slaughter, and Morelle wants to make sure he takes in the weighty moment.

“I always take a moment just to let it sink in every day, and I suspect that’s what I will do here in the House. I’ve never been on the House floor, so this is going to be a first opportunity for me. I’m just going to try to remember always the people back home that’s I represent because that’s my job. That’s what I have a passion for and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing.”

Morelle said one of the most important things to him is to be able to connect with the people he’s representing, the way Louise Slaughter did.

Normally new members of Congress have as few months to adjust to their new jobs, but Morelle’s had just six days.

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