The Senate will reconvene on Monday July 12, 2010 after a wonderful week long vacation with their families to celebrate our nation's independence. There's some speculation that the measure will be brought up for another vote, but in order to pass one more politician must agree to the measures.
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was given an offer by a Republican Senator - use at least some unused stimulus bill funds to pay for the extension, and gain one more Yay vote. Reid declined.
Robert Byrd from West Virginia will be replaced by the governor after his passing as early as next week. The new appointee is expected to vote yay on the measure. If so, the measure will pass provided no one backs out of their "yay" position.
Many are hoping that someone will break away from the "Nay" side and come over to the remaining 59 Senators and give the vote necessary for a 60 vote majority. So far, only two Republicans have voted for the measure - both from Maine.
As the Senate reconvenes, let's just hope that some time in their home states will give Senators the inspiration that they need in order to pass the bill. Let's help Americans for a change.