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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is sworn in by Dean of the House, Rep . John Dingell , D-Mich., lower left, as the Speaker of the House of the 113th Congress, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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