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Congressional freshman orientation underway in Washington

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- It's like the first day of the school year in the nation's capitol.

All of the newly elected members of the House of Representatives and the Senate were in Washington Monday for their freshman orientation. Wisconsin's new senator, Ron Johnson, was among them.

The newly elected members learned the rules of Congress and got their office assignments.

As the new members of Congress learn their way around, the outgoing Congress begins its last session.  

One of the final things the lame-duck Congress will decide is whether to extend the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of this year.

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