WATCH CBS NEWS VIDEO: DNC NEWS AND ANALYSIS LIVE COVERAGE

House Called Back To Vote On Jobs Bill

job market House Called Back To Vote On Jobs BillHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will call the House back into session next week to approve a measure to help states ease their severe budget problems and save the jobs of tens of thousands of teachers and other public employees.

The move by the California Democrat would force lawmakers to interrupt their August recess to speed a $26 billion jobs measure to President Barack Obama’s desk so he can sign it into law before most schools reopen.

The measure cleared a crucial hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday and headed for passage there soon.

The bill would extend programs enacted in last year’s stimulus law to help preserve the jobs of teachers, police officers, firefighters and other public employees.

Related: Mich. Could Get $300M For Schools

 (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!

Watch & Listen