The U.S. Senate gavels into session today for the beginning of the 116th Congress.
The Senate convened today. Watch senators being sworn in in the player above.
Following a preliminary prayer and pledge, senators will be sworn in by groups of four. Following that, there will be some housekeeping items before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., deliver their prepared remarks.
The PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.