Pelosi Aims for Vote on Oil Spill Legislation by August Recess

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set a strict timetable for the lawmakers to act on bills to cope with the Gulf oil spill and prevent similar disasters.

Pelosi said House committees should have legislation ready by July 4. The House would then act on the bills by the time of the summer recess on Aug. 9.

The speaker set the timetable Tuesday after meeting with committee chairmen.