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Ryan: not interested in being majority leader

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, March 6, 2014. REUTE
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, March 6, 2014. REUTE

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)  House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan of Janesville says he is not interested in becoming the next House majority leader. Republican Eric Cantor of Virginia says he'll resign from the post at the end of July. That's after he lost a primary on Tuesday to a more conservative tea party challenger, David Brat.

Lawmakers of both parties said Cantor's defeat appears to kill the type of immigration reform that President Obama's been seeking. Ryan would not speculate about that yesterday, and said it was too early to discuss the policy effects of Cantor's loss.

Ryan, the G-O-P's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has long said he's not interested in a top leadership post in the House. He has previous expressed interest in chairing the Ways-and-Means Committee after he leaves the budget panel he has led for the past three years.

Ryan also continues to be mentioned as a Republican White House hopeful for 2016.

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