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Kevin McCarthy had Disney World help set the scene for his proposal to Lauren Veneziani.

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is expected to garner a majority of support when the House Republican conference casts secret ballots Thursday for speaker. But with more than 30 conservatives opposing him, the California Republican would fall short of the 218 votes needed to win a floor vote scheduled for Oct. 29. (Associated Press)

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Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington with members of the House GOP leadership on March 24, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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"This is actually the earliest in the history of Congress we have ever started appropriations," said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican.

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 24, 2015, with members of the House GOP leadership. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 24, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks at the California GOP convention in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, about a compromise bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them, and make it easier to fire executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, about a compromise bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them, and make it easier to fire executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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The future of the Ex-Im Bank, which many conservatives condemn as "corporate welfare" to well-heeled U.S. exporters, was put in doubt when Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican and the incoming majority leader for the House GOP caucus, said Sunday he opposes a reauthorization vote. The White House has expressed strong support for reauthorization, with press secretary Josh Earnest going so far as to invoke former President Ronald Reagan's support of the bank in an effort to sway Mr. McCarthy. (Associated Press)

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The future of the Ex-Im Bank, which many conservatives condemn as "corporate welfare" to well-heeled U.S. exporters, was put in doubt when Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican and the incoming majority leader for the House GOP caucus, said Sunday he opposes a reauthorization vote. The White House has expressed strong support for reauthorization, with press secretary Josh Earnest going so far as to invoke former President Ronald Reagan's support of the bank in an effort to sway Mr. McCarthy. (Associated Press)

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is joined by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, just after House Republicans voted to make McCarthy the new majority leader, replacing Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., who was defeated in his primary earlier this month, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who leads a conservative faction of lawmakers in the Republican Study Committee, was elected to be the new House majority whip, replacing McCarthy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who leads a conservative faction of lawmakers in the Republican Study Committee, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014, after the House Republican Conference elected him to be the new House majority whip, replacing current whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was elevated to majority leader. Scalise was in a three-way race with Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives for GOP leadership elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014. House Republicans elected McCarthy as majority leader, party's No. 2 post. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Rep. Raul Labrador suffered a setback over the weekend in his challenge against Rep. Kevin McCarthy to become the House Majority Leader when he presided over a chaotic state party convention in which Idaho Republicans failed to elect a chairman or adopt a platform. (associated press photographs)

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Rep. Raul Labrador suffered a setback over the weekend in his challenge against Rep. Kevin McCarthy to become the House Majority Leader when he presided over a chaotic state party convention in which Idaho Republicans failed to elect a chairman or adopt a platform. (associated press photographs)

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, appears to have the inside track to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, as the House Majority Leader now that Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, has dropped out of the running. (Associated Press)

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, appears to have the inside track to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, as the House Majority Leader now that Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, has dropped out of the running. (Associated Press)

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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, appears to have the inside track to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, as the House Majority Leader now that Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, has dropped out of the running. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this photo from Aug. 1, 2011, House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (center), Texas Republican, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill on the debt deal agreement. (Associated Press)