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** FILE ** Tucked into the “fiscal cliff” tax package approved by Congress this week were billions of dollars in tax breaks, including a tax credit for the production of wind, solar and other renewable energy. (Associated Press)

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Members of the 113th Congress, many accompanied by family members, take the oath of office in the House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Members of the 113th Congress, many accompanied by family members, take the oath of office in the House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden administers the Senate oath to Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, accompanied by his wife, Catherine, and sons, Rider and Owen (right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden administers the Senate oath to Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, accompanied by his wife, Catherine, and sons, Rider and Owen (right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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** FILE ** Retiring Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, talks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, before the start of the 113th Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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** FILE ** Vice President Joseph R. Biden (right) administers the Senate oath to Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, accompanied by his wife, Heidi Nelson, and daughters Caroline and Catherine (second from right) during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress officially began. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan (right) testifies Monday at the Board of Elections on his opposition to a referendum that could give the city more budget freedom from Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said the proposed charter referendum could create a backlash from members of Congress. (The Washington Times)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify before Congress about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, before she steps down. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio walks in House of Representatives chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, as the 113th Congress began. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan (right) testifies Monday at the Board of Elections on his opposition to a referendum that could give the city more budget freedom from Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan (right) testifies Monday at the Board of Elections on his opposition to a referendum that could give the city more budget freedom from Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner holds the gavel after narrowly being re-elected to lead the U.S. House of Representatives in the 113th Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 4, 2013, a day after the new Congress opened for business. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii Democrat, is greeted by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, for the re-enactment of her swearing-in Thursday on the first day of the 113th Congress. Ms. Gabbard is the first Hindu in Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 4, 2013, a day after the new Congress opened for business. (Associated Press)

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Cover of the 113th Congress Special Section (Jan. 8, 2013)

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii Democrat, is greeted by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, for the re-enactment of her swearing-in Thursday on the first day of the 113th Congress. Ms. Gabbard is the first Hindu in Congress. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)