As newly elected and reelected members of the House were being sworn in on the chamber floor, new and old House Banking Committee members milled about the adjacent Speaker's Lobby.

Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez, the ranking minority member on the House Banking Committee, sat in a quiet corner and opened his "starter kit," which contained his new member pin and 104th Congress license plate.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.