GOP leader vote keeps status quo

By Ashley Parker and Jeremy W. Peters New York Times News Service Published Jun 20, 2014 at 12:01AM
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is joined by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., left, 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. Scalise was in a three-way race with Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks with reporters just 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 in the aftermath of Majority Leader Eric Cantors stunning primary defeat earlier this month, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Scalise,who leads a conservative faction of lawmakers in the Republican Study Committee, was in a three-way race with Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)