September 14th, 2010
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House returns for final session before elections

 The House returns from August recess Tuesday for the final  pre-election session before midterm elections.
The House returns from August recess Tuesday for the final pre-election session before midterm elections.

(CNN) - House lawmakers get back to work Tuesday after a long August recess, joining their colleagues in the Senate for the final pre-election session before midterm elections.

Whether to extend expiring Bush tax cuts for people earning more than $250,000 a year or just for those who earn less will be the hot-button issue for the session. For Democrats who are trying to retain control of Congress, it's a thorny matter - the issue of whether to raise taxes during an economic downturn.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. southern cousin

    Listening to our corrupt, inept, incompetent, slimy, president talk, playing the classic class warfare card and a subtle race card, a person could swear that the president has a Republican congress. The Republicans are stopping him in spite of the vast majoirities the democrats have in Congress. So is he lying and or contributing to the hatred and cynicism in this country? What an lying idiot.

    September 14, 2010 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    Elections, yes! Soon, now.
    Very soon.

    September 14, 2010 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  3. Better is House reessed for 1 year

    This country would be better off if the House and senate each took a 1 year recess and did absolutely nothing. In fact, maybe we should furlough every federal worker in DC for 6 months and balance the budget overnight.

    September 14, 2010 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  4. keeping real

    An economist said the other day that ending all of these tax cuts would sort out the deficit. Think about that – end the Bush tax cuts, fix the deficit. So who caused the deficit problem?

    September 14, 2010 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  5. Clwyd

    The Party of No should start saying and doing something to help the American people rather than being zombies and towing the party line by voting No to everything. I'm getting sick of you and I hope many Americans are too!

    September 14, 2010 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  6. stevegee

    Wake up people! Stop Obama, Pelosi and Reid from turning our country into a Socialist nightmare.

    In November, vote a straight Republican ticket.

    September 14, 2010 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  7. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Hopefully, these lame ducks will not be able to get it together enough to steal any more from hard working Americans, although the inept, incompetent, corrupt union toady they have as president is certainly going to try to get them to. It is his last hurrah. After the November elections, we can keep this slimy gangsta under control until he is defeated./

    September 14, 2010 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  8. jim

    Don't you think it's kinda funny that no democrats talked about letting any of Bush's tax cuts expire until now right before the Nov. elections . Could it be that they see the poll numbers and hope Americans will fall for their gimmick?

    September 14, 2010 08:04 am at 8:04 am |