U.S. Rep. Young calls for bipartisanship in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska issued a call for bipartisanship among his congressional colleagues while giving the oath of office to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 3. As the longest-serving member, Young, a Republican, is dean of the House and has the responsibility of swearing in the speaker. Pelosi, a California Democrat, was reelected to the role she’s held since January 2019.

Young used the occasion as an opportunity to try to bring together the political parties that have become more deeply divided during Donald Trump’s presidency.

“I’ve served with you longer than a...


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