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Vice President Joe Biden administers the Senate Oath to Sen. Mazie Keiko Hinoro, D-Hawaii, accompanied by her husband Leighton Kim Oshima, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Vice President Joe Biden administers the Senate Oath to Sen. Mazie Keiko Hinoro, D-Hawaii, accompanied by her husband Leighton Kim Oshima, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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.