First, in the House – HR 1606, introduced by Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling can not only boast a few co-sponsors – the better news is this – Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan has become the first bipartisan cosponsor of the legislation. As you can imagine, getting leaders from both sides of the aisle on a bill early is key.
But frankly, I have to say – the news in the Senate is the real gem. S 678, introduced by Minority Leader Harry Reid, has been waiting for a Republican to step up – and one has. And of all the Members that provide…um, political balance for Senator Reid – how about RedState favorite Dr. Tom Coburn? (his cosponsorship is not listed in Thomas yet, but Coburn’s office has already contacted Reid’s.)
Frankly, the legislative route will be hard and a court decision more expedient. However, any change to this unconstitutional law will be slow in coming.