Rep.-elect, Tim Scott, R-S.C., left, leads following a Republican news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 18, 2010. From left are Scott, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner of Ohio, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep.-elect Kristi Noem, R-S.D. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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Rep.-elect, Tim Scott, R-S.C., left, leads following a Republican news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 18, 2010. From left are Scott, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner of Ohio, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep.-elect Kristi Noem, R-S.D. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)