U.S. House to consider 3-month debt limit extension next week - Rep. Cantor

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:41pm IST

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) reacts to a question about CIA Director David Petraeus' scandal during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Files

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) reacts to a question about CIA Director David Petraeus' scandal during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington November 14, 2012.

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WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will consider a bill next week to extend the debt limit by three months in order to force the Senate to pass a budget, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Friday.

"Next week, we will authorize a three-month temporary debt limit increase to give the Senate and House time to pass a budget," Cantor said in an emailed statement.

"If the Senate or House fails to pass a budget in that time, members of Congress will not be paid by the American people for failing to do their job. No budget, no pay," he said on the last day of a House Republican retreat in Williamsburg.

(Reporting By Rachelle Younglai)

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