New Congress takes shape

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It was back to work on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

 For returning members, it starts the final push before a new Congress in January.

 For the dozens of newly elected House members, it’s freshmen orientation.

 Those new members are also bringing a new message.

 “This is about positivity this is not about tearing each other down,” said New York Representative-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

 They’re also offering a taste of what’s to come from a Democratic controlled House.

 “Part of our role is investigations, part of our role is oversight, and a lot of our role is to try to get some legislation passed that will help improve this country,” said Florida’s Donna Shalala.

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