A new Congress was sworn in on Tuesday Jan. 6, with Republicans in control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The 114th Congress has more women and minorities than ever, with 104 women and African-American members of both genders representing both parties. The challenge now will be for Congress and the White House to work together. Of the 435 seats in the House, 246 are Republican and 188 are Democrats, with one seat vacant. The Senate has 54 Republicans, 44 Democrats and two independents. While Republicans have control over Congress, Democratic President Barack Obama, remains in the White House.
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