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ABC News - By JEFF ZELENY, RICHARD COOLIDGE and TOM THORNTON
Fierce Enterprise - By Scott M. Fulton, III
Dallas Morning News - Michael Marks
WASHINGTON — Newly-elected Texas Republicans John Ratcliffe of Heath and Will Hurd of San Antonio have been tapped to chair technology-related subcommittees during their freshman year in the House.
After a Republican wave election that boosted the party's House majority to historic levels and handed them control of the Senate, dozens of new lawmakers are arriving in Washington Tuesday for the 114th Congress -- including several fresh political faces poised to make waves.
Fox News Latino
For the first time in eight years, Republicans took control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress, which is the most diverse ever.
The 114th Congress, which counts more minorities and women than any before it, convened at noon, as required by the Constitution.
Waco Tribune - David Epso
WASHINGTON — In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday, then ran straight into a White House veto threat against their top-priority legislation to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Texas Tribune - Abby Livingston
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The eager congressman-elect's first day on the job began with breakfast tacos and drama.
ExecutiveGov - Jay Clemens
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), incoming oversight and government reform committee chairman, has announced the formation of new subcommittees and their selected chairpersons.
Fierce Government IT - By Molly Bernhart Walker
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the incoming House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair, announced Dec. 17 that a new subcommittee will be added to address federal information technology.