House Adjourns Until January
The House adjourned for the year shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Friday, just a couple of hours after passing the $700 billion economic recovery package.
With Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) presiding, the chamber adjourned until 11 a.m. on Jan. 3.
However, the House may be called back into session by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if circumstances require it.
Its a possibility, said a Democratic leadership aide. She said Hoyer and Pelosi do not want to come back before January, but added: Who knows? Its a possibility.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has announced that the Senate will come back for a lame-duck session in November.