The New Congress Comes to Work

House Speaker John Boehner administers the oath of office to newly-elected members of the 114th Congress, as Republicans assume full control for the first time in eight years. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
House Speaker John Boehner administers the oath of office to newly-elected members of the 114th Congress, as Republicans assume full control for the first time in eight years. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
John Boehner takes the gavel from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi after being re-elected speaker of the House. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
John Boehner takes the gavel from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi after being re-elected speaker of the House. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Nancy Pelosi is kissed by John Boehner as he is handed the speaker's gavel during the first session of the 114th Congress. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Nancy Pelosi is kissed by John Boehner as he is handed the speaker's gavel during the first session of the 114th Congress. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden administers oath to incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Vice President Joe Biden administers oath to incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Vice President Joe Biden administers oath to Sen. Cory Booker as his niece Zelah holds the bible. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Vice President Joe Biden administers oath to Sen. Cory Booker as his niece Zelah holds the bible. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
People make their way to work in Washington during the first snowfall of the year and the opening day for the 114th Congress. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
People make their way to work in Washington during the first snowfall of the year and the opening day for the 114th Congress. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
A statue of George Washington under the Rotunda of the Capitol. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
A statue of George Washington under the Rotunda of the Capitol. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Pam Russell, legislative attorney, Library of Congress, with a Koran as she lays out sacred text for use during ceremonial swearing-in. AP Photo/Cliff Owen
Pam Russell, legislative attorney, Library of Congress, with a Koran as she lays out sacred text for use during ceremonial swearing-in. AP Photo/Cliff Owen
Rep. John Conyers gives Rep. John Lewis a fist bump during the Congressional Black Caucus swearing-in ceremony. Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images
Rep. John Conyers gives Rep. John Lewis a fist bump during the Congressional Black Caucus swearing-in ceremony. Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images
Rep. Carlos Curbelo with his daughter Sylvie. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Rep. Carlos Curbelo with his daughter Sylvie. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Majority Whip Stephen Scalise laughs during first session. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Majority Whip Stephen Scalise laughs during first session. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
John Boehner enters the House chamber after being re-elected Speaker of the House. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
John Boehner enters the House chamber after being re-elected Speaker of the House. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the 114th Congress being sworn in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Members of the 114th Congress being sworn in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Rep. Ted Yoho, himself a nominee, keeps track of the votes as members of Congress re-elect Representative John Boehner. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Rep. Ted Yoho, himself a nominee, keeps track of the votes as members of Congress re-elect Representative John Boehner. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Rep. Bill Flores with daughter Brittney before the start of the first session of the 114th Congress. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Rep. Bill Flores with daughter Brittney before the start of the first session of the 114th Congress. Mark Wilson/Getty Images