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** FILE ** Members of the U.S. House of Representatives take their oath of office during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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HAMMER TIME: Newly installed House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, displays the parliamentary gavel that he will wield in the 112th Congress, which convened Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California hands the gavel to the new House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio during the first session of the 112th Congress, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California addresses the House after giving newly elected House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio the gavel during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker-designate John Boehner of Ohio wipes away tears as he waits to receive the gavel from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, holds up the gavel during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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**FILE** House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, holds up the gavel during his acceptance speech on Jan. 5 at the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio takes the oath of office during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House members take their oath of office during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio delivers the oath of office to Republican members of the House of Representatives during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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House Speaker-desigante John Boehner of Ohio greets House members during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker-desigante John Boehner of Ohio, left, poses for a photo with Rep. George Miller, California Democrat, and a flat Stacie doll, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, during the first session of the 112th Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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The House's first roll call of the 112th Congress is shown on the tally board on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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A family member of a House member sits on the floor during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, right, and incoming House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California look across the House floor during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Incoming House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, receives the gavel from his predecessor, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, during the opening session of the 112th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who is speaker-designate, greets fellow House members during the first session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker-designate John A. Boehner of Ohio walks out of his home on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, prior to the start of the 112th Congress. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Illustration: 112th Congress and tax cuts by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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Mark Hamill stars as Luke Skywalker, here with the character Yoda, in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back," which is among the films selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in its National Film Registry. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd)