House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recalls vulnerable House members back to Washington to advance their agenda.
Pelosi hopes to keep the thin House majority from losing traction. The most vulnerable members usually use recess time to campaign, fundraise, and meet with constituents.
However, their time will be cut short while they attempt to pass the budget resolution for the infrastructure bill. The “Dear Colleague” letter was issued by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), members were told recess had been cut short, and in two weeks, they need to return to Washington and will stay until their “business” is finished.
For your scheduling purposes, assuming that the Senate does, in fact, complete work on a budget resolution, the House will return to session on the evening of August 23 to consider that budget resolution and will remain in session until our business for the week is concluded.
Initially, the members were to return on September 20. However, the 19 Senate Republicans caved in to the Democrats and passed H.R. 3684, the so-called infrastructure bill, by a 69-30 margin.
Pelosi is putting the vulnerable members at risk by calling them back. Pelosi has threatened not to take up the infrastructure bill in the House until the Senate finishes the reconciliation package packed with radical left agenda items.
On Tuesday night, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that the Senate would “immediately move” into crafting the reconciliation package after the votes for the infrastructure bill happened.