GOP House Leaders Support Gingrich

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The 15-member House Republican leadership reaffirmed its support for Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) after three GOP lawmakers expressed reservations about keeping him in that post while an ethics investigation is pending. "We unequivocally support Newt's reelection as speaker for the 105th Congress," wrote the lawmakers, who were organized by Rep. Bill Paxon of New York, outgoing head of the GOP's House Campaign Committee. "He led the most productive Congress in a generation, which dramatically reduced the deficit and enacted important reforms from welfare to health care to telecommunications." The reservations about Gingrich do not appear to be widespread.

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