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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio performs a mock swearing in for Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington as the 113th Congress began. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

New Congress 2013

January 4, 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

bill.