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First Native American congresswomen embrace after being sworn in

The first two Native American women to be elected to Congress shared a moment on Thursday after being sworn in.

Reps. Deb HaalandDeb HaalandNew Mexico Democrat Stansbury sworn into Haaland's old seat OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Haaland reportedly recommends full restoration of monuments Trump altered | EPA to reinstate air pollution panel disbanded under Trump | State appeals court upholds approval of Minnesota pipeline Haaland recommends full restoration of monuments Trump altered: report MORE (D-N.M.) and Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsDemocratic Kansas City, Mo., mayor eyes Senate run Is nonpartisan effectiveness still possible? Biden to meet with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure MORE (D-Kan.) embraced on the House floor as newly-elected House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNew Mexico Democrat Stansbury sworn into Haaland's old seat Greene apologizes for comparing vaccine rules to Holocaust Overnight Health Care: Biden pleads for more people to get vaccinated | Harris highlights COVID-19 vaccination safety | Novavax COVID-19 vaccine shown highly effective in trial MORE (D-Calif.) congratulated the 116th Congress.

Video shows Haaland appearing to wipe away tears, first with her hands and then with her colleague’s scarf as the two celebrated.

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Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe, wore a traditional Pueblo dress along with silver and turquoise jewelry for the swearing-in ceremony.

Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk nation, is also openly gay and part of the “rainbow wave” that saw a record number of LGBTQ candidates running for public office this year.