Boehner says in talks over renegades' ouster from key panel

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Posted: Jan 07, 2015 11:19 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday said he is holding a "family conversation" with his rank-and-file Republicans about two lawmakers who were kicked off of a key committee after they opposed his re-election as Speaker.

"Two of our members were not put back on the committee immediately," Boehner told members. He said during the next "couple days" there will be a decision "on how we go forward."

Boehner's remarks came after a closed-door session with Republicans, one day after 25 of his party members refused to support his re-election as speaker, an unusually high number of dissidents.

(Reporting By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan; Editing by Bill Trott)