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Video: Nevada’s Cortez Masto, the first Latina in the U.S. Senate, is sworn into office

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Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., as her husband, Paul Masto, holds the Bible during a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto brought Latinos forward hundreds of years Tuesday as she was sworn in to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Latina and first Mexican-American woman to do so.

"It's about time," Cortez Masto said in the hallway outside the Senate chamber just before taking her oath."I look forward to using my voice."

She was escorted in by the now former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid who is passing the baton of representing Nevada to her.

"I have always said it's important to have diversity in the United States Senate," she said.

Below is the video of Cortez Masto being sworn into office by Vice President Joe Biden courtesy of NBC. Click here for NBC's complete story.

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