6 / 18

Rep.-elect Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, right, talks with his father Joseph P. Kennedy II, left, and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., D-N.J., center, as he waits to be sworn in as a member of the 113th Congress, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Rep.-elect Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, right, talks with his father Joseph P. Kennedy II, left, and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., D-N.J., center, as he waits to be sworn in as a member 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

bill.