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Monday, January 3, 2011

Republicans Prepare To Make Waves In Congress

House Republican freshmen on Capitol. (AP)

House Republican freshmen on Capitol. (AP)

Congress’ largest GOP freshman class in 70 years will be sworn into office on Wednesday, taking control of the House of Representatives. Tea Party-backed Republicans are vowing to begin the year with a push to repeal President Obama’s health care reform law and to target wasteful government spending.

We speak with incoming, Tea Party-supported Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) about whether he’ll side with conservatives and reject raising the government’s debt ceiling.  Womack will sit on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.  We also check in with Gail Chaddock, who covers Congress for the Christian Science Monitor.


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