House Of Representatives Called Into Special Session

By Scott Sarvay

August 9, 2010 Updated Aug 9, 2010 at 5:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON DC (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Members of the House of Representatives are making an unscheduled trip back to Capitol Hill when they were supposed to be on summer recess.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called members back for a rare special session to take up a funding package that passed the Senate last week after months of partisan wrangling.

The bill provides $10 billion for teacher jobs and $16 billion to help states meet their Medicaid payments.

Republicans call it more misguided stimulus and say that Democrats are passing on another hefty bill to the American taxpayers.

Illinois Representative Peter Roskam says, “At this outrageous rate of spending, the Obama Administration and Congress are on track to triple the national debt over the next 10 years.”

The House is expected to quickly debate and vote on the legislation on Tuesday

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