The Washington Times is reporting that the Senate’s new version of CIR could be introduced into the Senate as soon as next week. Last year’s version of CIR included the Brownback amendment. We are optimistic that this year’s version will as well.

If the Senate’s CIR includes the Brownback amendment and is introduced next week, this would be the most significant step in the 10 months that we have been updating this Blog. The Washington Times’ article predicts that the Senate could take action by April. The House would likely follow shortly thereafter. President Bush would almost certainly sign the legislation.