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New US Congress faces broader fiscal battles

US Representative John Boehner holds up his gavel after being re-elected as Speaker of the House during the opening session of the 113th US House of Representatives at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2013. The 113th US Congress convened ThThe 113th US Congress, featuring dozens of new faces in the House and Senate, convened Thursday fresh from the year-end "fiscal cliff" fiasco, as lawmakers cast a wary eye towards the tough budget battles ahead.