UPDATED 5:45 PM PT – Thursday, November 12, 2020
Newly-elected lawmakers are gearing up for orientation for the lower chamber. On Thursday, the House members-elect arrived in D.C. for the new member orientation.
Soon-to-be returning to Congress California Republican Darrell Issa arrives for new House member orientation in DC with chief campaign strategist John Franklin. Issa, who defeated Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar in close election for southern #CA50 seat, served in the House 2001-19. pic.twitter.com/YiRS7TylC7
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) November 12, 2020
The practice is a tradition meant to allow the incoming lawmakers to learn more about their new positions and what’s to come prior to them officially taking office.
As there are still 12 uncalled House races so far, each of those candidates in undecided races are still welcome to attend.
COVID-19 safety precautions will remain in place for the duration of orientation. A second orientation is scheduled for later this month.