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Bonamici takes oath, officially joins US House

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

Suzanne Bonamici is officially a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Speaker John Boehner administered the oath of office in the House chamber Tuesday, one week after Bonamici won a special election to replace former Rep. David Wu. She becomes the only woman in Oregon's five-member congressional delegation.

Wu was a seven-term Democrat who resigned last year following a woman's accusation that he made an unwanted sexual advance. Bonamici is a Democrat who defeated Republican business owner Rob Cornilles. She'll finish out Wu's term, which ends in January, and must be re-elected in November to stay in Congress.

Bonamici has said her first priorities will be setting up congressional offices and helping constituents resolve problems with the federal government.

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