Cantor monitoring schedule after shooting as health vote nears

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that he is in "constant communication" with congressional leaders to determine if the legislative schedule needs to be changed in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).


 House Republicans were planning on voting on and presumably passing a repeal of the healthcare reform law on Jan. 12. It had been named a top priority by the GOP after winning back the majority in the House following the fall elections.

"As this serious situation continues to develop, I remain in close communication with leaders of both parties, the Speaker’s office and the Sergeant at Arms," he said in a statement. "We will remain in constant communication regarding any schedule changes.”

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