Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, second from left, glances at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, right, during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, after a Senate vote that would clear the way for a $26 billion measure to help states with their severe budget problems and save the jobs of tens of thousands of teachers and other public employees . From left are, Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, Mrs. Murray, Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado Democrat, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, and Mr. Reid. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Photo by: Manuel Balce Ceneta

Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, second from left, glances at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, right, during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, after a Senate vote that would clear the way for a $26 billion measure to help states with their severe budget problems and save the jobs of tens of thousands of teachers and other public employees . From left are, Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, Mrs. Murray, Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado Democrat, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, and Mr. Reid. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)