Key players in the shutdown debate

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:08:37 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 01 2013 09:32:14 AM CDT

Meet the key players who determined how the latest fight over a government shutdown ended.

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Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia -- As the House Republican No. 2, Cantor is much more closely allied with conservatives and tea party members in the House than Boehner. The two have not always agreed on every strategy during potential shutdown debates, but have been in public lockstep during the current go-around.

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