With More Women, Minorities And Republicans, What’s Ahead For The 114th Congress?

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Tomorrow the 114th Congress kicks off with more minority members, more women and, of course, more Republicans. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are in Republican control but will still have to work with President Barack Obama, a Democrat.

NPR Politics Editor Charlie Mahtesian speaks with Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins about some of the freshman members, what’s on the agenda for the 114th Congress so far, including the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, and what members of Congress are saying about compromise in the new year.


This segment aired on January 5, 2015.


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