Alabama's New Congressman Taking Office

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's newest member of Congress will take the oath of office Wednesday in Washington.

Republican Bradley Byrne of Fairhope will be sworn in to represent Alabama's 1st Congressional District. A spokesman for Byrne says the ceremony is scheduled for around 2 p.m. on the floor of the House of Representatives. Byrne is planning a reception later Wednesday with seafood from his Gulf coast district.

Byrne won a special election last month to replace Republican Jo Bonner, who resigned to work for the University of Alabama System.

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