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Jan162011

Congress Back to Business with New Sense of Civility?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Congress returns to Washington this week, faced almost immediately with the hot button issue of repealing the president’s health care law. But will lawmakers be able to keep their cool?

In Sunday's Washington Post, Republican Sen. John McCain called for members of Congress to behave more respectfully toward one another. That echoes the sentiments of President Obama and Democratic leaders.

The battle over health care is expected to be nasty. The bill is even called "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act."

On Saturday, a week after the Tucson shootings that left six dead and 13 injured, House Speaker John Boehner dropped “killing” when discussing the Republicans' agenda, saying that his colleagues will try to overturn what he called the Democrats’ "job...destroying" spending spree.

Congressional sources tell ABC News that Republicans do not plan to change the name of the bill.

“I think there's a sense that there's going to be a change in tone,” said ABC News political director Amy Walter. “But there's not going to be a change in policy and in the polarizing nature of this body.

President Obama is expected to again push civility in his upcoming State of the Union address.

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