**FILE** Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks Nov. 14, 2012, to reporters at the Capitol in Washington after the House Republicans voted for their leadership for the next session of Congress. He is flanked by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Kansas Republican. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks Nov. 14, 2012, to reporters at the Capitol in Washington after the House Republicans voted for their leadership for the next session of Congress. He is flanked by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Kansas Republican. (Associated Press)