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Social media is changing how we see Congress
01:32 - Source: CNN
Washington CNN  — 

The best view to watch new-member orientation this year was Instagram, where incoming members of Congress posted shots from behind the scenes.

Reps.-elect Abby Finkenauer shared her experience walking onto the floor of the House for the first time, Dan Crenshaw showed off the official tote bag new members received and Lauren Underwood took a photo with her new colleagues in Illinois’ delegation.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez narrated her orientation experience on Instagram story, talking about the meetings she went to and the tours new members were given of sites around Washington. On Sunday, she talked about issues with her followers while making soup in an Instagram livestream.

Before the 116th Congress has even been sworn in, a new generation of incoming lawmakers are using social media in a way you don’t typically see on Capitol Hill.