New Congress 2013

Associated Press
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio points to a microphone in between performing mock swearing ins, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the 113th Congress began. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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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.

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