112TH Congress officially begins

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    Already makin good on campaign promises for Obamacare, transparency, etc. Awesome. Congratulations again SPEAKER Boehner, and good luck, God bless.

    IF you fuck up tho, WE WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE.


    House Members Vote Boehner Speaker of the House

    One of the first actions of the 112th U.S. House of Representatives was the election of Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as the Speaker of the House. He received 241 votes, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) got 173, and 17 voted present or for other members. He is now addressing his colleagues on the floor. Next, Boehner will preside over the ceremony to swear-in the new congress, which includes 96 new members, 87 Republicans and 9 Democrats.



    House Republicans have already released their legislative schedule for the first week, with one of their first actions being to repeal the Democrats’ new health care law with a vote scheduled for next week on the resolution. The effort is likely to be blocked in the Senate, and President Obama has also stated he would veto any repeal efforts that come to his desk. However, House Republicans say they will then try to repeal the legislation piece by piece.

    Another key goal of the incoming majority is to reduce the federal budget deficit, as GOP leaders have outlined a plan to cut five percent from the House operating budget that will result in saving taxpayers an estimated $35 million. A new proposal by the GOP aims to replace the existing policy of “pay as you go” with a “cut as you go” rule. Under the new rules, increases in mandatory spending would be paid for with spending cuts of an equal or greater amount elsewhere and not tax hikes.

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