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Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, holds the gavel he had commissioned for the Republican Study Committee in his office on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007. Made from "Texas sturdy oak," according to Hensarling, the gavel was passed to the new chairman of the committee, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., on Jan. 10, 2007.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, holds the gavel he had commissioned for the Republican Study Committee in his office on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007. Made from "Texas sturdy oak," according to Hensarling, the gavel was passed to the new chairman of the committee, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., on Jan. 10, 2007.

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