So, since I started nagging my congressman, Steve Chabot, a month or so ago, there has been an increase in cosponsors of the bill. When I started bugging the **** out of him there were 115 cosponsors. I just looked, there are now 121 cosponsors.
There are 435 members of congress, 234 Republican and 201 Democrat. Of the 121 cosponsors, 120 are Republican and 1 is a Democrat (Texas).
That means there are more than 25% of the entire congress that are cosponsors of this bill and well over 50% of the Republicans.
However...with the mayhem that is going on in congress with the healthcare fiasco, the odds of them getting to something as minor, in the overall scheme of the things, as HR 367 seems less and less likely no matter how many cosponsors the bill has...
Also, the odds are that the house has an excellent chance of flipping parties in 2018. That is the history of politics and I see no reason why it shouldn't happen in 2018.
So friends, no matter what your political leanings are, if this bill doesn't pass before 2018...it's toast and won't come up again in our generation.