Three Democratic Senators were sworn in by newly-inaugurated Vice President Kamala Harris this evening, giving Democrats control over both chambers of Congress.
The Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff of Georgia were sworn in after winning their respective runoffs against incumbent Republicans on January 6th. Alex Padilla was appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to fill the seat vacated by Harris.
At age 33, Ossoff becomes the youngest person holding a Senate seat; the record is held by then-Delaware Senator Joe Biden, who held a seat when he was 30 years old. Biden was sworn in to the presidency Wednesday afternoon, becoming at age 78 the oldest person to be sworn in as President.
Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer becomes the Senate Majority Leader, with Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell taking the Senate Minority Leader seat.