House Officially Extends Work Week

Posted September 25, 2008 at 10:01am

House Democratic leaders are officially extending the work schedule through the weekend.

The Rules Committee is taking up an “emergency” resolution Thursday morning to allow suspension bills to be considered Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

They will be a sideshow to the main event: the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package. The schedule for its consideration is still in flux.

Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.), chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, said he hopes Congress will stay in session Saturday and Sunday to finish its work before Wall Street opens Monday morning.