|With Republicans back in control of the House of Representatives, a new power structure will emerge. House Republican Leader John Boehner is poised to lead the House GOP agenda, which promises to cut spending, repeal parts of President Obama's health care program and push targeted tax cuts for small businesses, which they say will lead to job growth.
|Elections in Ohio, Texas, New York and elsewhere will directly impact the lives of millions of Americans nationwide. Why? Because everything from education policy to health care and taxes goes through the U.S. House of Representatives, and which party is in control makes a big difference. The balance of power could hinge on who gets elected governor in states far from yours.
|The Constitution mandates that U.S. House districts be adjusted every decade to ensure equal representation based on population shifts. State governors and legislators will help draw new boundaries based on the 2010 Census. Redistricting can affect the House balance of power and can lead to accusations of "gerrymandering."
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