Cantor says weekend session likely before Christmas

December 13, 2012
(Jason Reed -- Reuters)

The House may be wrapping up its second consecutive two-week work week, but the chamber is now likely to be in session the weekend before Christmas.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made the announcement Thursday morning during his weekly colloquy to wrap up official business and discuss the week ahead.“Members are advised that due to the ongoing negotiations regarding the fiscal cliff, a weekend session is possible, and therefore last votes for the week are not yet known,” Cantor said.

This week the House met on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday morning, passing a series of long-languishing moderate measures unrelated to the nation’s fiscal woes. Last week the House also met for two days of debate before leaving town.

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.
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