by Congressman Sam Graves
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution requires that Congress convene at least once a year on Jan. 3. Missouri became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment on Jan. 23, 1933. All 48 states would ultimately ratify it within the next four months.
Jan. 3rd will be the first meeting of the 113th Congress. At that time, the 6th Congressional District of Missouri will officially represent