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Congressman caught in kiss may seek probe of video leak

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The married U.S. congressman embroiled in controversy over kissing a woman on his Louisiana office staff may request a federal investigation into the leak of the security camera video showing the incident, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Republican leader reserves judgment on congressman caught in kiss

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Tuesday a fellow House Republican was right to apologize after being caught on a video kissing a woman on his staff, but Cantor declined to say whether the congressman should resign. Representative Vance McAllister of Louisiana, who is married and has five children, issued the apology on Monday after the building surveillance video was posted by the Ouachita Citizen newspaper on its website.

U.S. lawmakers say to vote on Ukraine aid package soon

By David Lawder and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a rare show of support for President Barack Obama, Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday they would work with the White House to address the crisis in Ukraine and vote on legislation offering financial aid soon.

Congress to pass stopgap funding bill next week: top Republican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives next week will pass a stop-gap funding measure to prevent a government shutdown for three days as negotiators try to finalize a $1 trillion spending bill, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Friday. Cantor said the "continuing resolution" would keep the government open past a midnight Wednesday (0500 GMT) deadline through Saturday, January 18. This will allow more time for the spending bill to clear often lengthy procedural hurdles in the U.S. Senate.

Boehner hopeful of House action this year on immigration

WASHINGTON - Speaker John Boehner expressed optimism on Wednesday about House action by year's end on stalled efforts to overhaul immigration as Republicans discussed possible limited steps to deal with the contentious issue. Boehner publicly and privately raised the possibility of a House vote although he faces strong opposition from tea partiers even more resistant to giving President Barack Obama a domestic achievement after the recent rancorous fight over the partial government shutdown.

Republican leader Cantor calls White House meeting 'useful,' more talks Thursday night

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republican leader Eric Cantor called the budget meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday "very useful," and said "talks will continue tonight." "Hopefully, we will have a clearer path forward," Cantor, flanked by fellow House Republican leaders, told reporters on his return to the Capitol from the White House. (Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Eric Beech)

Lawmakers trying to take shackles off negotiation to end gov't shutdown

Washington, Oct 9 (EFE).- Democratic and Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives met Wednesday behind closed doors to try and remove the shackles from negotiations designed to resolve the budget crisis that has paralyzed parts of the federal government. House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor met in private with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic whip Steny Hoyer, as Boehner's spokesman, Michael Steel, confirmed to reporters. Apparently, that meeting did not manage to break the logjam in the talks.

House Republicans to meet Obama on Thursday at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will sit down on Thursday with some of his main adversaries in the fight over raising the U.S. debt ceiling and ending a government shutdown, meeting with Republicans who control the House of Representatives. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, the top U.S. Republican in Washington, said Boehner, his deputy, Eric Cantor, and various other House Republicans will meet with Obama.

House approves backpay for furloughed US govt workers

The House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Saturday that would assure retroactive pay to more than 800,000 federal workers furloughed during the current US government shutdown. Bitterly-divided lawmakers used a rare weekend legislative session to unite on the issue, the first significant coming together amid a federal work stop that has entered its fifth day, with no end in sight.

House Republicans delay vote on spending, 'Obamacare' after split

By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican plan aimed at averting a government shutdown in less than three weeks ran into a wall of opposition on Wednesday from conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, and leaders delayed any votes on it until at least next week.
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