House Republican Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run News Flash: Trump was never going to lock Clinton up MORE (OH) and his deputy Republican Whip Eric CantorEric CantorChamber of Commerce overhauls lobbying operation Laura Ingraham under consideration for White House press secretary VA Dems jockey for Kaine's seat MORE (VA) headed out of Iraq on Friday, after spending several days meeting with key U.S. and Iraqi officials.

The leaders - joined by senior House Republicans - met with President Jalal Talabani, Ambassador Ryan Crocker, and current Commanding General of Multi National Force-Iraq, Raymond Odierno, in addition to Major General John Kelly (USMC) and Lieutenant General Lloyd Austin (U.S. Army), according to a release issued by BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run News Flash: Trump was never going to lock Clinton up MORE's office.

Armed Services Ranking member John McHugh (N.Y), Intelligence Committee Ranking member Pete Hoekstra (MI), Appropriations Committee members Tom Latham (IA) and Jo Bonner (AL) accompanied the top two House Republicans on the codel.

-- Molly K. Hooper