Below, video of House Speaker Davy Carter on the first day of the state Legislature.
In his speech, Carter urged House members to work together as they tackle the issues in this year’s session.
The Republican from Cabot also said that although the chamber has made history by becoming the first Republican-led House since Reconstruction, members will be judged by what they can accomplish.
The House gaveled in its session at midday Monday.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)