House Speaker John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, center, holds a news conference with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, left, and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Washington, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, 2013.