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Couldn't make it to DC, there's still a chance to see your local reps

Most of South Florida's congressional delegation is scheduled to attend a mock swearing-in ceremony Monday on the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown Miami.

Those RSVP'ng for the 10 a.m. (SHARP, says the press release) include: Miami Republicans Ileana Ros. Lehtinen and Mario and Lincoln Diaz-Balart, along with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami and Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton. Former Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Miami, will attend as a special guest.

The oath of office will be administered by U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King.

Ros-Lehtinen's office said the local swearing-in ceremony is a tradition, allowing families, friends and interested parties who couldn't make the trek to DC for the official swearing-in. That ceremony took place Jan. 4 at the U.S. Capitol.

The courthouse is at 99 NE 4th St in Miami. The event - which is open to the public - will be followed by a reception, but attendees will have to show a photo ID to attend.


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