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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August 9th, 2010
08:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich ramps up Iowa activity

Gingrich is stepping up his activities in Iowa.
Gingrich is stepping up his activities in Iowa.

Washington (CNN) - With his busy travel schedule and penchant for wading into heated national debates, Newt Gingrich has gotten plenty of presidential buzz.

But the former House speaker is doing more than just grabbing headlines: he's also starting to put in real legwork on the ground in Iowa, giving political insiders there plenty of reasons to believe he's finally serious about running for the White House.

On Friday, Gingrich will make his sixth visit to the state in recent months to attend the Iowa State Fair, a traditional stomping ground for presidential aspirants.

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August 9th, 2010
05:37 AM ET
4 years ago

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CNN: House returns from summer break this week to pass state-funding bill
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.

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