House Cloakroom: August 9 – 13

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The House adjourned a week ago, but due to a last minute passage of additional bailout funding to states for being unable to manage their own finances, they will come back for another round of spending. On Tuesday, they are set to vote on the Senate amendment to H.R. 1586 that was originally a House FAA authorization bill replaced now with a $26.1 billion bailout that includes $10 billion to teachers’ salaries and $16.1 billion for extension of Federal Medicaid matching rates. The House will take up the measure on Tuesday as well as a privileged resolution from Representative Price (GA-6) pledging that Congress not assemble for a lame-duck session after the election unless emergency action by Congress is needed. After voting on these two measures, the House will likely recess until September 13th.

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