President Obama congratulated the newly elected Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Thursday during a call with the two party leaders Thursday, according to a White House pool report.
The pool report quotes a senior administration official describing the call:
“This morning, in keeping with long standing tradition on the opening day of a new Congress, the President completed a call with Majority Leader Cantor and Democratic Leader Pelosi. The House leaders relayed that a quorum of the House has been assembled, a Speaker and Clerk have been elected and that the 113th Congress is ready to receive any communication that he will make. The President thanked the two leaders, congratulated them and extended well wishes to all Members of the new Congress.”