Rep. Cole speaks as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and others listen during a news conference in Moore last week. Brett Deering/Getty Images hide caption

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., has been pitching a GOP rebranding effort he calls Making Life Work. The agenda is aimed at creating "conditions of health, happiness and prosperity" for American families, he says. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on April 18. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Biden and members of Congress watch as President Obama signs the STOCK Act on April 4, 2012. A year later, Congress moved to undo large portions of the law without fanfare. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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