WASHINGTON, Sept 25 The U.S. House of
Representatives' Republican leader on Thursday said there is
not yet a deal his party has agreed to for legislation to bail
out Wall Street, but he said he was encouraged by progress.
Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, said in a statement: "I am
encouraged by the bipartisan progress," but "House Republicans
have not agreed to any plan at this point."
Earlier on Thursday, Republican Sen. Robert Bennett of
Utah, emerged from a House-Senate negotiating session saying,
"We now expect that we will have a plan that can pass the
House, pass the Senate and be signed by the president."
Key members of Congress are scheduled to discuss the
legislation later on Thursday with President George W. Bush and
presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.
(Reporting by Thomas Ferraro, Editing by Sandra Maler)