House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, left, speaks during a ceremonial swearing-in of Rep. Jennifer
L. McClellan on Capitol Hill, as her 12-year-old son, Jackson Mills, holds a family Bible from Rep. McClellan’s father, James F. McClellan Jr. Her husband, David Mills and their daughter, Samantha, 7, proudly take in the historical moment. Rep. McClellan succeeds the late Rep. A. Donald McEachin who died last November after a long battle with cancer. Rep. McClellan is the first Black woman to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the U.S. Congress.
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McClellan becomes 1st Black Virginia woman in Congress
Democrat Jennifer L. McClellan was sworn into the U.S. House on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to represent Virginia in Congress.