In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., departs an orientation luncheon for newly-elected GOP members of the House, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., departs an orientation luncheon for newly-elected GOP members of the House, on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite AP
In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., departs an orientation luncheon for newly-elected GOP members of the House, on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite AP

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