Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) just announced that the House will be in session on Thursday, a sign that Democratic leaders are going to work hard to deflect blame for today's debacle over the Wall Street bailout plan.
“At this time, the House is scheduled to meet at noon on Thursday," Hoyer said in a statement just released by his office. "However, whether the House will consider legislation regarding the economic crisis has not been determined."
Hoyer added: "We will continue to work around the clock in a bipartisan manner to forge a solution to the serious threat confronting the economic security of millions of American families."
The House adopted an adjournment resolution today that closed the chamber until early January, although the anticipation had been that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) would call members back to Washington in mid-November, following the elections.
But with the bailout meltdown, and the huge drop in stock prices, Democratic leaders are now signaling they won't leave town until some kind of rescue package is approved by Congress.