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January 5th, 2011
07:49 AM ET

What to expect from the 112th Congress

Today marks the first day of the 112th Congress, and with it, a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is promising that House Republicans will run "a cut-and-grow majority" in the upcoming year, planning to reduce the amount of federal spending while simultaneously growing the economy.

Number one on the House Republicans' agenda is a vote on repealing President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul. Some Republicans say they were elected to repeal the legislation. But a recent CNN/Opinion Research Poll finds that only 37 percent oppose the bill for being too liberal, and that any possible legislation passed would meet a veto from President Obama.  Does that mean Republicans' efforts are a waste of time?

Kiki McLean, a Democratic strategist, and Ed Rollins, a Republican strategist, talk to American Morning about the Republican roadmap for healthcare repeal and the other upcoming legislative battles facing the new Congress.

Filed under: Capitol Hill • Democrats • GOP • President Barack Obama
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  1. anthonytuner

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    January 5, 2011 at 10:44 am |