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Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been elected House majority leader, a position that opened after Eric Cantor (VA) lost his primary last week and later stepped down as majority leader. In a statement, McCarthy said he was “humbled to have this new opportunity at the leadership table to ensure that our commonsense values are represented in Washington and to make D.C. listen and respond to the priorities of Californians.” Meanwhile, Steve Scalise (R-LA) will take over McCarthy’s old position as House majority whip. Scalise, who was elected to the House in 2008, is the original sponsor of the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act introduced in Dec. The bill proposed to repeal laws including compulsory copyright licenses, eliminate various mandates on private sector companies and consumers, and remove certain FCC broadcast and media ownership rules.

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