01 Sep 2005 Congress is Returning
Thought folks might be interested in seeing the following announcement, which was put out within the last hour by a member of the U.S. House Leadership:
In the next few minutes, the President will have a conference call with the House and Senate Leadership. At that time, the President will inform the Bicameral Leadership that FEMA needs additional funds this week.
The Speaker, in consultation with the Minority Leader, and pursuant to the emergency recall authority provided in the Adjournment Resolution passed by the House in July, has decided to bring the House back into Session tomorrow.
The specific language of the bill is not yet available, but the goal is for the House to consider the legislation tomorrow afternoon. At this time, we expect the legislation to pass WITHOUT a recorded vote. Therefore, Members will not be required to return to the Capitol.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.