**FILE** House Speaker John A. Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speak Feb. 9, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Speaker John A. Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speak Feb. 9, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)