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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as she poses with female House members prior to the officially opening of the 113th Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

New Congress 2013

The new 113th U.S. Congress, which convened on Jan. 3, is set to take a

fresh crack at a number of old, and highly contentious, issues, such as

gun control, immigration, the record debt, tax reform and the farm