House will return briefly to vote on state aid package 

The House will interrupt its Summer recess next week and return to the Capitol in order to take up the $26.1 billion state aide package expected to pass the Senate this week.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made the announcement via Twitter.

"I will be calling the House back into session early next week to save teachers' jobs and help seniors and children," she tweeted.

The bill cleared a critical test vote on Wednesday after two moderate Maine Republicans, Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, agreed to vote with Democrats. They agreed to do so after Democrats found a way to pay for the bill by reducing future money designated for the food stamp program.

The bill stands a good chance of passage in the House because it will not add to the $1.3 trillion deficit, an issue of concern for many moderate Democrats whose support is critical. Most House Republicans are expected to oppose the bill.

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