The 114th United States Congress is set to gavel in today.
For the first time in nine years Republicans will hold the majority in both the House and Senate.
This sets up some potentially tense moments between President Obama and Congress.
Doctor Justin Litke is an associate professor in the Government Department at Belmont- Abbey College.
He joined us on Good Day Carolinas to talk about some of the challenges facing the president with the swearing in of the new congress later this morning.