Celeste Maloy Sworn In; U.S. House Back at Full Strength

Rep. Celeste Maloy (UT-02) is the newest member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She was sworn in by Speaker Mike Johnson late Tuesday.

Maloy won a November 21 special election to fill the vacancy created when fellow Republican Chris Stewart resigned in September.

The House is now back at full strength, comprised of 222 Republicans and 213 Democrats. This is the same partisan composition as after the 2022 midterm elections.

Two upcoming vacancies have already been announced. Rep. Brian Higgins (D, NY-26) will resign February 2, 2024. Also departing is Rep. Bill Johnson (R, OH-06). He has not provided an exact date, but it is expected to be in the spring. 

However, another opening could be more imminent. Later this week, the House will consider whether to expel Rep. George Santos (R, NY-03).


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