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Congressional Calendar: August 6, 2010

Congressional Calendar

Congressional Calendar

The House and Senate have gone on recess for August. Members of the lower chamber will be headed back sooner than they had planned though. With Senate passage of an aid package to state governments on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has decided to bring folks back on Tuesday to vote on the legislation in her body. It's only the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has ended a recess early to vote. The Joint Economic Committee will hold their monthly hearing on the nation's employment situation at 9:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that the country added 100,000 private sector jobs in July, that's up from the 83,000 jobs added in June. However, the unemployment rate is also expected to rise from 9.5% to 9.6% due to a decrease in Census jobs and an increase in workers heading back to the labor market.Members of Congress are leaving town, but the latest politics news is always right here at America's Election Headquarters.