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A New Power in Congress. U. S. Rep. Barbara Jordan (D., Texas) took her seat in the U.S. congress just two years ago but her combination of intellect, contacts and legislative skill has made her a new power on Capitol Hill. From Houston, the congresswoman served six years in the Texas State Senate where she so dazzled her colleagues that they elected her Senate President pro tem. She also served as Texas "Governor for a Day."