UPDATE:  The House approves a bill to allow reciprocity to carry concealed firearms across state lines. The vote was 272 to 154.

For the first time this year, an NRA-backed bill came up for a vote Wednesday in the House of Representatives.  Its aim, to make carrying a concealed weapon from one state to another easier.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern has details from Washington:

The National Right to Carry Act is expected to sail through the House, legislation that gives gun owners with a concealed weapons permit the right to carry in other states.

Cantor: "A bill reflecting the overwhelming majority of the House, bipartisan, in support of Second Amendment rights."

Republican Leader Eric Cantor says the bill will end confusion.  It still won't apply to Illinois or D.C., where concealed weapons are illegal, and the measure is less certain in the Democratic-controlled Senate.  Opponents there argue the bill reduces oversight from states - New York Democrat Chuck Schumer calling it a bad dream.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.