African-American Woman Sworn in to Congress, Makes History - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

African-American Woman Sworn in to Congress, Makes History

Posted: Updated:
House Speaker Paul Ryan (right) administers the House oath of office to Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., as her father, Ted Blunt, stands next to her during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (Photo: AP) House Speaker Paul Ryan (right) administers the House oath of office to Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., as her father, Ted Blunt, stands next to her during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (Photo: AP)

WASHINGTON (AP)- Lisa Blunt Rochester is now the first African-American and woman to represent Delaware in Congress.
    
Rochester was sworn in Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as the state's lone congresswoman. Rochester was elected to the seat being vacated by Delaware's Gov.-elect John Carney.
    
She hosted a reception Tuesday with fellow elected officials and supporters at the Library of Congress.
    
Media outlets report that Rochester told supporters that the significance of her election isn't lost on her. She reflected on a document that shows the "X'' her great-great-great-grandfather, a former slave, signed to vote in Georgia during the Reconstruction Era, saying it represents "where we've come from."

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • 1,043 Bags of Heroin Seized in Dover Drug Bust

    1,043 Bags of Heroin Seized in Dover Drug Bust

    Jan 19, 2018 12:10 PM2018-01-19 17:10:00 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 12:23 PM EST2018-01-19 17:23:46 GMT
    Michael Grabowski & Ashley Deel; Photo Credit: Dover Police DepartmentMichael Grabowski & Ashley Deel; Photo Credit: Dover Police Department
    DOVER, Del. -- The Dover Police Department and Delaware State Police report two people are in custody after a drug bust a the Sleep Inn in Dover.More
    DOVER, Del. -- The Dover Police Department and Delaware State Police report two people are in custody after a drug bust a the Sleep Inn in Dover.More
  • Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in Dover

    Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in Dover

    Jan 19, 2018 11:41 AM2018-01-19 16:41:00 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 11:42 AM EST2018-01-19 16:42:05 GMT
    Dover police are looking for a suspect wanted for holding up a pizza delivery driver in the parking lot of the Country Village Apartments at 433 Country Drive.More
    Dover police are looking for a suspect wanted for holding up a pizza delivery driver in the parking lot of the Country Village Apartments at 433 Country Drive. More
  • Two Arrested in Milford Theft Investigation

    Two Arrested in Milford Theft Investigation

    Jan 19, 2018 9:47 AM2018-01-19 14:47:00 GMT
    Friday, January 19 2018 9:47 AM EST2018-01-19 14:47:37 GMT
    Dylan Melvin and Alphons AndersonDylan Melvin and Alphons Anderson
    Milford police have arrested two men accused of stealing merchandise from Walmart.More
    Milford police have arrested two men accused of stealing merchandise from Walmart.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices