House expected to vote on short-term measure today 

On Thursday the House is expected to vote on a measure aimed at averting a shutdown that would keep the government open for another week and finance the military.

While support is growing for the measure among Republicans because of the military financing component, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama have spoken out harshly against the idea.

No specific time has been set for the vote, and a spokesman for Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-. Va., would only say that it was to be determined.

Last night, Reid met for several hours at the White House with House Speaker John Boehner, R - Oh. While no deal was struck, Obama called the session "productive" and said the talks "narrowed the issues" between the two sides.

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