August 9th, 2010
08:20 AM ET
4 years ago

House members called back from vacation

Pelosi is calling back members of Congress for a vote on state funding.
Pelosi is calling back members of Congress for a vote on state funding.

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives will be back in session this week to take up a $26 billion bill designed, in part, to help avoid teacher layoffs.

The House will huddle on Monday, but members aren't expected to vote on the measure until Tuesday.

"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," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement last week.

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. USN

    I thought the leader said we "turned the corner ". The "stimulus is working " . So why are states broke? Dems have had congress for almost 4 years . Must be Bush ! Every time obama plays golf , Bush attacks something else !

    August 9, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  2. Roger

    Couldn't they have done this before they left for holidays even if it meant staying around a day or two longer. How much did it cost to bring everyone back and then send them home again. You can call this what you want, a needless expense, a waste of money, a Pelose minim stimulus pkg; I call it stupid.

    August 9, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  3. bernice

    We need more teachers..NOT layoffs...Come on Americans, speak up..Look at our country..Where are all our"good" doctors coming from these days..They aren't being produced in our country...We certainly aren't the leaders anymore..So sad what greed can do to a country!!!

    August 9, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  4. Gary

    Make them stay until they pass a jobs bill and immigration reform.

    August 9, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  5. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    What we need to do this November is give this congress permanent vacation.

    I do not care about what party you belong to! "We the People” got screwed again this time we need to make all of them pay with their jobs.
    Guess what Congress "You Are Fired!"
    This fall vote "No to incumbents"
    Fire All incumbents!

    August 9, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  6. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    This is so laughable, like the libs actually care about children. If they cared so much they would get rid of their ties with the NEA. That lazy, corrupt, slimy organizatin will take Viagra over children anytime. As long as they can sit on their butts, not teach and protect aganist giving the job to those that actually can.

    August 9, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  7. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Hang onto your wallets, people, the Great Spenders are back in Washington.

    August 9, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. Kick Pelosi out.

    Pelosi stinks.

    So you're telling me that there isn't enough unused money in the $421B (of the original the $787B) stimulus left overs that was created to save the jobs of teachers and firemen...?

    Democrat spending has little to do with 'helping Americans' and more to do with 'buying votes in November'. What is good for the democrats isn't always what is good for America.

    August 9, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  9. Jim in Florida

    One last efforrt by Pelosi and the Dems to buy votes in the November election.

    This one is certainly transparent – can see right through it.

    August 9, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  10. Breach

    "Leargets are too small for me Pelosi" is the greatest spender of other peoples money as a Speaker of the House ever. Hopefully she be out of that position in November and could transition into Interior Design.

    August 9, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  11. WA

    May the republican's rot in hell.

    August 9, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  12. Jerry - Florida

    Here goes Bobblehead/Plastic Pelosi, again. This excuse of a woman has no shame.

    August 9, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
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