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The Republicans take the House. We look at the agenda for the new Congress.

From left: House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Va., left, and House Speaker in waiting John Boehner of Ohio, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (AP)
From left: House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Va., left, and House Speaker in waiting John Boehner of Ohio, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (AP)

And here’s the state of play on the first business day of 2011...

In the White House, a Democrat. In the Senate, a Democratic majority – though smaller. And in the House of Representatives – a brand new, and chomping-at-the-bit, Republican majority. That’s the new piece.

The GOP fought hard and won big in the House. Job one, they say, is to cut spending — and to roll back big chunks of the Obama agenda. Some attacks will be symbolic. Some will be very real. Democrats are bracing for the rumble.

We look at the GOP agenda for the 112th Congress.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Erin Billings, deputy editor for Roll Call.

Major Garrett, congressional correspondent for National Journal.  Read his article "Guerrilla War Over Government: An intricate battle between the White House and congressional Republicans is coming," on the battles ahead in Congress.

Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government will Shape America’s Future."

This program aired on January 3, 2011.

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