Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ) calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the delayed vote on Sandy relief funding for his state

Fugelsang2• Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang joins us from the NYC Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for an hour of Fridays With Fugelsang

House Speaker John Boehner narrowly retained the position as the new Congress voted Thursday. Boehner has had a bruising time in recent days as the outgoing Congress and the Obama administration negotiated and passed a limited deal to avoid the worst of the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

The first order of business for a new Congress today is a scheduled vote on national flood insurance legislation to help victims of Superstorm Sandy, a contentious issue for House Republicans and Speaker John Boehner.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s plans to leave near the end of January put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress.

• The State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to return to work next week after being treated for a blood clot in her head. Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Clinton is resting at home but is speaking with senior staff and is, quote, “sounding terrific, upbeat and raring to go.”