House returns from summer break for state-funding bill vote

August 10, 2010

The CNN Wire Staff

Washington (CNN) — The House of Representatives — back in town during its summer recess — is expected to vote Tuesday on a $26 billion package designed, in part, to help avoid teacher layoffs.

President Obama, flanked by teachers on stage, will make a final push for the bill, urging the House to pass the package which includes critical relief funding for states and money to save approximately 160,000 teacher jobs across the country.

The House began its summer break at the end of July and was not expected to return until mid-September until House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called members back into session.

“As millions of children prepare to go back to school — many in just a few days — the House will act quickly to approve this legislation once the Senate votes,” Pelosi said in a statement last week.

“I am calling members of the House back to Washington … to pass this bill and send it to President Obama without further delay.”

House Democratic leaders began discussing the unusual move after the Senate unexpectedly advanced the state assistance bill last week.

The House must approve the measure before it can go to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

To read more, visit:

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.