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House Speaker Paul Ryan praises the Agriculture Committee's work on the farm bill at a news conference on Wednesday. He was joined by committee Chairman Mike Conaway (from left), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Farm Bill Fails As Conservatives Revolt Over Immigration

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. (left), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a key member of the group, walk through Statuary Hall at the Capitol last September. Meadows says a vote on immigration will be a "defining moment" with consequences for the Republican Party. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, center, poses with Chad Moffat, left, and Var Reeve, right, who run Boise Mobile Equipment, an Idaho company that makes fire rescue vehicles. Susan Davis /NPR hide caption

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When Rep. Raul Labrador Votes 'No,' Many Idahoans Say 'Yes!'

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chair of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks during a news conference in February on Affordable Care Act replacement legislation. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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Voters Back Home Don't Mind If Mark Meadows Bucks Authority

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House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a news conference to announce that the Republican Party has decided not to vote on its health bill on Friday. "We were close," he said, but the votes weren't there to pass it. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chair of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks during a news conference on Affordable Care Act replacement legislation in February. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla. leaves a House Republican special leadership election meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is stepping down and retiring from Congress at the end of the month after nearly five years in the role. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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