New Congress Begins Work

The 114th Congress began work this week.  With a 54-seat majority in the Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) takes the helm as Senate Majority Leader, while Democrats, in the minority for the first time in eight years, will continue to have Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) as their leader.  In the House, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) remain as Speaker and Minority Leader, respectively.

In a move to get the session started on the right foot, Senate Chaplain Barry Black prayed, “Almighty God, Lord of our lives and sovereign of our beloved Nation, as we begin this 114th Congress, guide our lawmakers, old and new, on the right road. We confess our need for your supernatural power to provide them with insight, innovation, and inspiration to solve the problems we face.”

Praying also that the legislators would be given “uncommon guidance,” he declared, “May they not run from disquieting considerations but instead claim your promise that the truth shall set us free.”

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: January 9, 2015


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