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Meadows, Walker land key roles in U.S. House conservative caucuses

Speaker of the House John Boehner addresses the 113th Congress in the Capitol in Washington January 3, 2013.  Despite a rocky few weeks during the "fiscal cliff" fight, Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday and will lead Republicans as they take on the White House over federal spending. Boehner beat Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by 220-192 in the speakership vote on the first day of a new Congress.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3C2ZQ
Speaker of the House John Boehner addresses the 113th Congress in the Capitol in Washington January 3, 2013. Despite a rocky few weeks during the "fiscal cliff" fight, Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday and will lead Republicans as they take on the White House over federal spending. Boehner beat Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by 220-192 in the speakership vote on the first day of a new Congress. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3C2ZQ
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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 710: North Carolinians will play key roles in the 115th Congress. Among them is U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-6th District, who will lead the conservative Republican Study Committee. Fellow Republican N.C. congressman Mark Meadows will lead the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, assesses the impact Walker and Meadows are likely to have as conservatives attempt to influence policy on Capitol Hill in 2017.