Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE (R-Ohio) on Wednesday swore in the newest member of the House, Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.), whose presence gives the House a full 435 members.

Smith won a special election on Tuesday to fill the vacant seat created by the retirement of Rep. Jo Anne Emerson (R-Mo.). Emerson appeared with Smith on the floor and hugged him immediately after he was sworn in.

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"I truly look forward to working with every member of this body," Smith said in brief remarks to his new colleagues. "There's 435 of us — my goal is … to get to know each and every one of you and help move the country forward one step at a time."

He was welcomed by Reps. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) and Sam GravesSam GravesPrivate jet company backs Trump's air traffic control overhaul GOP signals infrastructure bill must wait House Republicans work to torpedo Trump’s air traffic control plan MORE (R-Mo.), who noted that Smith is a fourth generation farmer and was one of the youngest speaker pro tems in the history of the Missouri House.

Smith won a special election Tuesday night against Democrat Steve Hodges, winning with more than 67 percent of the vote.