U.S. House to vote soon on aid for Ukraine, will work with Obama: top lawmakers

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Posted: Mar 05, 2014 10:32 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Republicans will work with U.S. President Barack Obama to address the crisis in Ukraine and tensions with Russia, voting soon on legislation offering financial aid, House leaders said on Wednesday.

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told reporters that the Obama administration's request for a $1 billion loan guarantee package for Ukraine will move forward quickly and that a vote is expected soon. He said it should ultimately be offset by other savings.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner added that the Republican-led House will work in a bipartisan way with Obama.

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Eric Beech)