Members of Congress from the Valley have their first day on the job on Thursday.
Among them are freshman lawmaker, Republican David Valadao of Hanford. The first-time Congressman represents Kings County in the 21st District.
Democrat Jim Costa, Republican Devin Nunes and Republican Tom McClintock also get sworn in on Thursday.
Valley lawmakers hope to be more productive than the last Congress, which passed 220 bills, which is a record low.