The Conference on Labor HHS is continuing. We suspect that the Conference will be finished this week, although no one knows for sure. The Committee is probably trying to structure the Labor HHS bill in such as way as to make it palatable for the President, although short of taking money off of the table, that is unlikley.
As for our amendment, it is going to be difficult, but we’ve been encouraged. Last week’s defeat of the Dream Act certainly hurt our chances. If you or yoru employer are familair with any of the Senators on the Conference please call them and encourage them to support the Schumer/Huchison amendment. You can use this to frame your discussions.