Congress Coming Back Next Week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced yesterday (on Twitter!) that she would call the House back into session next week to take up a bill dealing with education spending, state fiscal relief, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
We have a cost estimate now, that puts the version of H.R. 1586 likely to be adopted in the Senate at about $125 per U.S. family.
As we reported in this week’s email newsletter (subscribe here), the bill originally taxed bonuses for executives in “TARP”-supported companies. Another version the House passed deals with aviation, and the Senate will amend the bill again this week to create a $10 billion “Education Jobs Fund,” to give states their “fiscal relief,” and to withdraw earlier spending commitments.
When Congress moves a bill around like this, switching up the subjects it deals with, that makes it even harder for the public to track. But such are the ways of Washington. Anyway, more fun from the House next week!
Here’s the current vote on the bill. Click to vote, comment, learn . . . about earlier versions of it, or edit the wiki article on the bill.