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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (R) and newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) (2nd R) speak to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (R) and newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) (2nd R) speak to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (R) and newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) (2nd R) speak to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (R) departs after a meeting with fellow House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 30, 2013.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (R) departs after a meeting with fellow House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (R) departs after a meeting with fellow House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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