The chair of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives sits empty on the opening day of the 112th United States Congress

 
The chair of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives sits empty on the opening day of the 112th United States Congress
REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING The chair of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives sits empty with gavel and freshly polished inkwells ready shortly before the transition from Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to new Republican Speaker John Boehner on the opening day of the 112th United States Congress, January 5, 2011. Republicans are taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives since winning a majority in the November U.S. Congressional mid-term elections. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)