Cantor: House weekend sessions ‘possible’

The House could follow the Senate in staying in session through the weekend as leaders search for an agreement to stave off a U.S. default after Aug. 2, Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) office said Tuesday evening.

Cantor’s office advised House members that a weekend legislative session “is now possible” on both Saturday and Sunday. The House also could be in session “during every remaining available business day over the next two weeks,” Cantor’s office stated in the memo.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has already announced the upper chamber would meet every day until a deal is reached to increase the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit.