The FISA bill, which regulates how the government monitors terrorist communications, expires Saturday. Hugh talked about how important this law is here.
Congress usually leaves town on Thursday evenings--just a few hours from now. And, we know Pelosi is eager to get back home this weekend because of her daughter's wedding.
Update 1:51 pm: Republican members of the House are staging a walkout to protest Democratic leadrship's decision to pursue contempt votes instead of doing any FISA work.