New Congress 2013

Associated Press
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)

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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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