The Company Memo: Thursday, January 3, 2012

Updated
File Photo: The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen on Capitol Hill August 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.
File Photo: The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen on Capitol Hill August 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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Thursday marks the first day of the 113th Congress—and we’re already asking whether it will be more productive than the 112th, which passed the fewest bills in decades and hovered between a 12% and 24% approval rating.

The Los Angeles Times writes that because of the departure of well-known moderates, “the new Congress will probably be at least as divided as the last.” But there are plenty of new committee chairs this year, and it’s the most diverse group in history.

With the debt ceiling debate on the horizon, we’re sure to find out soon.

The Company Memo: Thursday, January 3, 2012

Updated