Got back to DC last Thursday. Leave for Illinois next Tuesday.
That’s the news for now, folks. Though there may/will be news coming …
P.S. In non-me-related news, the Senate Republicans united to defeat a cloture motion that would allow the Defense Authorization bill, including the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal and the DREAM Act; which dents hopes for the passage of both of those pieces of legislation. However, the Child Protection Compact Act, which is geared toward combating child trafficking, was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which means it could come to the floor for a vote.
UPDATE: My friend Allison Johnson, who heads up Sojourners’ Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform campaign, had this to say after today’s vote: “Our DREAMs Deferred, Our Hearts Emboldened.” She offered up this Martin Luther King, Jr. quote as an closing encouragement:
We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.