The gavel has passed: Republicans take the House majority as the 112th Congress convenes

Jan 5, 2011

The 112th Congress met at noon today and, as expected, voted in Congressman John Boehner as speaker of the House. He and his fellow Republicans bring an aggressive agenda that prioritizes cutting $100 billion from domestic spending this year and defunding or repealing all or part of the health care bill. A member of the budget committee, California congressman Tom McClintock, tells us what’s on his personal agenda and how he will work with Democrats to do the nation’s business.

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