WASHINGTON, Dec 11 - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker
John Boehner is expected to talk about the status of "fiscal
cliff" negotiations with President Barack Obama in a speech on
the House floor at noon EST (1300 GMT).
Boehner, in a Twitter message, said he would provide the
update about his private talks with Obama in the run-up to a
Dec. 31 deadline for finding a way to avoid harsh tax hikes and
spending cuts at the beginning of 2013.