WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ/AP) — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer presented photos from Wednesday’s ceremony to President Joe Biden.
Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland, was among the congressional leaders that presented gifts to Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, including a pair of flags flown over the U.S. Capitol during the inauguration.READ MORE: Young People Clean Up Behind Area In Baltimore Plagued By Illegal Dumping
The presentations to the officials and their respective spouses happened Wednesday in lieu of a congressional luncheon that typically follows the inauguration ceremony.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell gifted them with a pair of U.S. flags that were flown over the Capitol during the inauguration. McConnell noted that both Biden and Harris served in the Senate and “skipped the House altogether.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Hoyer presented photos from Wednesday’s ceremony.MORE NEWS: State, Anne Arundel Leaders Tour Annapolis For Small Business Saturday
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri noted that the Smithsonian had loaned a painting titled “Landscape with Rainbow” by a notable Black painter from around the time of the Civil War.