(CNN) - Two members of the U.S. House were particularly remorseful Friday night after missing the crucial oath of office ceremony for the 112th Congress which took place on Wednesday. GOP Congressmen Pete Sessions of Texas and Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania wrote a letter of apology to House Speaker John Boehner to express their regret.
"Our absence on the House floor during the oath of office ceremony for the 112th Congress – while not intentional – fell short…by creating uncertainty regarding our standing in this body," they wrote in the letter. "We understand that our error allowed the integrity of this great legislative body's proceedings to be called into question. We regret that this incident adversely affected House proceedings and apologize for any individual inconvenience our actions may have caused."