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Speaker Dennis Hastert Opens the House

Speaker Dennis Hastert Opens the House

Speaker J. Dennis Hastert opens the new U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3, 2005. Speaker Hastert served as president of the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC from 1992 to 1994 and became Speaker of the House in 1999. Speaker Hastert, Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. Barack Obama, and all members of Congress from Illinois from both parties attended the traditional bi-partisan Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in DC on Jan. 19, 2005.

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