HLG expects that the Senate will introduce a revised CIR in the very near term. It is expected that the revised CIR will include the same Schedule A exemption that the Senate passed in the Spring of 2006. The revived CIR could be acted on in the next few weeks or drag on indefinitely.

Therefore there remains an active push for a more immediate retrogression relief bill. Readers should not take HLG’s failure to post for a few days as a negative sign. Sometimes we have no new information; other times we have information but have elected not to publish for strategic reasons.