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United States Representatives  (left to right background)  Ted Deutch (Broward/Palm),  Lois Frankel (Broward/Palm), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Broward) and Frederica Wilson (Broward) were all smiles and hugs after being sworn in by the (foreground) Honorable Rosemary Barkett Monday at the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.  Broward and Palm Beach County members of Congress were sworn in on Monday inside the heavily secured  Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.  The ceremony was previously held outside, but after Arizona congresswoman Gabby Gifford was shot in 2011,  Florida officials felt the need for a more controlled location.

( Taimy Alvarez, Sun Sentinel / January 14, 2013 )

United States Representatives (left to right background) Ted Deutch (Broward/Palm), Lois Frankel (Broward/Palm), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Broward) and Frederica Wilson (Broward) were all smiles and hugs after being sworn in by the (foreground) Honorable Rosemary Barkett Monday at the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale. Broward and Palm Beach County members of Congress were sworn in on Monday inside the heavily secured Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale. The ceremony was previously held outside, but after Arizona congresswoman Gabby Gifford was shot in 2011, Florida officials felt the need for a more controlled location.

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