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January 7, 2015 12:16 am

As New Congress Starts, Republicans Take Control of Both Houses

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John Boehner. Photo: Joe Bongo.

Yahoo News – Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. “We will get to work right away,” pledged House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

As the first snowfall of the winter blanketed Washington, Congress convened at noon as required by the Constitution.

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