Concern over the size of the federal government led to the rise of the Tea Party and the conservative victory at the polls last year.
Rep. Michelle Bachman, R-Minn., is a rising star in Tea Party ranks. Many hope she will run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
CBN News went to Capitol Hill to pose the question directly to Rep. Bachmann. Click play to watch the interview.
Originally published Feb. 18, 2011.