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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) participates in a ceremonial House swearing-in ceremony for Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), on Jan. 5, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. In photo, Walsh is on the right with hand over the bible. The Republican Steering Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has assigned Walsh to three committees: Homeland Security, Small Business, and Oversight and Government Reform. Walsh will make good on a campaign promise and forgo government provided health care for himself and his wife in protest of the Obama’s health care plan in spite of his wife’s preexisting condition, (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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