GOP Strategizes Transition to Power

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House Republicans are starting to map out their upcoming transition to power in January.

Lawmakers met Tuesday to begin discussing possible policy and procedural changes.  The 21-member transition team is led by Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon.

The group said its goal is to restore public confidence in the House by making government leadership more open and transparent.

"This is an important opportunity for us as members of this new class to be at the table moving forward as to what this new Congress, and of course transparency and accountability will be the number one focus right now," explained Alabama Rep.-elect Martha Roby.

CBN News spoke with distinguished Regent University professor Charles Dunn about the transition in leadership for Republicans and how it will affect Democrats.  Click play for his comments.

Two newly-elected representatives who had strong Tea Party support in the midterm elections are also contributing to the team -- Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Tim Scott of South Carolina.

Freshmen lawmakers will arrive on Capitol Hill for orientation next week, when Republicans and Democrats will also elect leaders.

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