McCarthy chosen as next House majority leader; Scalise to serve as whip

(Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

House Republicans dramatically reshaped their leadership team Thursday by selecting Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to serve as the next House majority leader and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as the next majority whip.


Kevin McCarthy of Calif. selected majority leader, Steve Scalise of La. whip on busy day

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The choice of Kevin McCarthy to replace Eric Cantor isn’t a shocker, but Steve Scalise becoming whip brings drama.


Three-way contest for House majority whip keeps Capitol buzzing

(Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

Thursday’s leadership election has reopened a rift between factions of the House Republican Conference.


New majority whip Steve Scalise on why he won

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) says he won a three-way race for majority whip because his coalition was united, and says his election is "a win for America."

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Steve Scalise (R-La.)