Congressional Calendar August 10, 2010

They're baaaaack! The House of Representatives convenes at 10:00 a.m. ET to vote on a so-called "state aid" bill. Democrats say that the $26.1 billion measure will help prevent the layoff of teachers and other state employees and assist states with their Medicaid payments. Republicans charge that it is a giveaway to the public service unions that helped Democrats gain their current electoral majority. After the state aid vote, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., intends to offer a resolution to prevent Democrats from holding a lame duck session after the November election. Price and other Republicans want assurances that Democrats will not try to pass any controversial legislation before the new Congress takes office in January. Is the culture war heating up again? Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, will hold a 9:15 a.m. ET news conference to discuss the court case overturning Proposition 8, a California ballot measure to ban gay marriage. Embattled Reps. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., should be back in town for the state aid vote. We'll be watching for any developments in their ongoing ethics cases. Before the state aid bill, both Democrats and Republicans will hold closed meetings to discuss their agenda for the day. We'll be staking those out to get the jump on any last minute legislative surprises.It's going to be a busy day, so stay with Fox News for all the latest.